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This Thing Called Love (1940)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  2 January 1941 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

La mariée célibataire  »

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Banned by the Catholic Legion of Decency, and censors in Australia and Ireland. See more »

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

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America, The Beautiful
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Music by Samuel A. Ward
Lyric by Katharine Lee Bates
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I love this movie!
1 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this on the big screen at Cinecon and I was floored by how much I loved it. The entire audience was laughing aloud and really entertained. The chemistry between Melvyn and Rosalind is like that of William and Myrna in "The Thin Man" series. Melvyn is so good at physical comedy and shtick and I have always liked him but I came away from this with a crush on him. Rosalind has never been more luminous and lovely and her costumes are beautiful. I was told this film rarely is shown due to a copyrighting issue but man, if you ever get the chance, see it. Its a classy, charming screwball that will give any Spencer Tracy- Katherine Hepburn outing a run for its money. If this came out on DVD tomorrow, I would buy it.


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