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My Love Came Back (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  13 July 1940 (USA)
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Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can ... See full summary »

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Jeffrey Lynn ...
Tony Baldwin
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Dusty Rhodes
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Joy O'Keefe
Charles Winninger ...
Julius Malette
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Mrs. Malette
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Dr. Kobbe
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Paul Malette (as William Orr)
Ann Gillis ...
Valerie Malette
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Geza Peyer
Charles Trowbridge ...
Dr. Downey
Mabel Taliaferro ...
Dowager
William B. Davidson ...
Agent (as William Davidson)
Nanette Vallon ...
Sophie
Sidney Bracey ...
Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
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Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can escort Amelia to every musical event in the city. The trouble begins when he cannot meet her one night and Tony goes in his place. Tony believes that Julius and Amelia are a couple and then son Paul thinks that Tony and Amelia are a couple as he is sending her the money. The worst part is that Amelia might leave classical music for swing music with classmates Dusty, Joy and the band. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Trivia

Although Jane Wyman had no trouble faking the fingering of a dummy violin, Olivia de Havilland had to have someone do it for her. In all her close-ups, the arm doing the fingering belonged to a professional hidden from view, or the fingers were hidden from view. She controlled only the bow. See more »

Quotes

Anthony 'Tony' Baldwin: Amelia, you said if I came to you on my knees.
[Kneels]
Anthony 'Tony' Baldwin: I want to kiss you. Won't you let me get up off my knees?
Amelia Cornell: I guess you'll have to because I'll be darned if get down on mine.
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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was credited orally for his concerto by Spring Byington during the film. See more »

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Remake of Episode (1935) See more »

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Pizzicato Polka
(1868) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauß and Josef Strauß
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You'll Simply Have To Swing It
5 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Two future Oscar winning actresses grace the cast of My Love Come Back, a pleasant lightweight comedy from Warner Brothers. It is ironic that both Olivia DeHavilland and Jane Wyman would have to leave Warner Brothers in order to get serious roles on a continuing basis. Olivia was in continual battle with Jack Warner for those parts and at this point no one was taking Jane seriously enough, her being always cast as the heroine's best friend. That this was a film originally meant for Priscilla Lane and when she proved unavailable, Jack Warner ordered DeHavilland into the film.

The film concerns a phenomenon of the time, swing bands playing swing versions of the classics. DeHavilland is a violin prodigy at a prestigious music school and is ready to be tossed out on her classic when millionaire and music buff Charles Winninger takes an interest in her case. He provides some laundered scholarship money, but when it's discovered he's doing so everyone misinterprets Winninger's motives. Not the least of which are Winninger's children Ann Gillis and William T. Orr and Jeffrey Lynn his Vice President at his music publishing business. Only wife Spring Byington keeps a cool head about her and talk about unusual casting.

Wyman and Eddie Albert are fellow music students who want to start a swing band using the classics. Right around this time Larry Clinton and Freddy Martin were doing just that and populating the Hit Parade with just such material. And of course Tommy Dorsey did an unforgettable swing version of Song Of India. The film in that sense was most topical.

Add Grant Mitchell as the director of the school and S.Z. Sakall as, what else, the old music master from the old country and you've got a really outstanding cast that lifts the material in My Love Come Back quite a bit beyond what it is. It's a good comedy, but not where a couple of actresses named DeHavilland and Wyman wanted to be at this point in their careers.


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