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This Thing Called Love (1940)

Passed | | Comedy | 2 January 1941 (USA)
Two professional people marry, but the wife insists that they be celibate for the first three months, just to see if they are truly compatible. The husband tries various tricks to lure his ... See full summary »

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Harry Bertrand
Gloria Dickson ...
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Julio Diestro
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Genevieve Hooper
Paul McGrath ...
Gordon Daniels
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Rosina Galli ...
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Two professional people marry, but the wife insists that they be celibate for the first three months, just to see if they are truly compatible. The husband tries various tricks to lure his wife into bed, but she trumps his every serve. Finally, when she is ready for love, he isn't, having contracted a bad case of poison oak. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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WHEN AN IRRESISTIBLE FORCE MEETS AN IMMOVABLE BODY! (original poster-all caps)

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2 January 1941 (USA)  »

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La mariée célibataire  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 29, 1943 with Allyn Joslyn reprising his film role. See more »

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Remake of This Thing Called Love (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

America, The Beautiful
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Music by Samuel A. Ward
Lyric by Katharine Lee Bates
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18 February 2007 | by (Coventry Ct.) – See all my reviews

That after seeing this film newlyweds Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman built their home like that of the house in this movie. They even got the plans from the studio. They lived in that home through their 8 year marriage. This was where they raised Michael and Maureen. A second daughter Christine died in 1947 at the age of 9 hours. Jane Wyman sold the house after their divorce became final in 1949. From exterior shots of the residence it looked to be very modern with lots of stonework and steel. Wyman insisted no wallpaper and the interior was stained pine wood with very modern touches which were the rage in the late 1930s and early 1940s; it must have been a stunning house. Know it had a pool and a glorious view of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean off in the distance.


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