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A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

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Cast

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Steve Ireland
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Susan Ireland
Gail Patrick ...
Isobel Grayson
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Ward Willoughby
Florence Bates ...
Mrs. Cooper
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George Renny
Sig Ruman ...
Dr. Wuthering (as Sig Rumann)
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Dr. Klugle
Donald MacBride ...
'Pinky' Grayson
Sara Haden ...
Cecilia Landis
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Mrs. Bristol
Fern Emmett ...
Martha
Joseph Crehan ...
Judge
George Meeker ...
DeWest
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Robert
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Storyline

Steve and Susan Ireland are about to celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary by re-enacting their first date. When Susan's meddling mother interrupts and injures herself. Steve is left to take care of her and when he meets an old flame in the elevator--Susan's mother takes the opportunity to break-up their marriage. She convinces Susan that Steve is cheating on her-Susan files for divorce. Steve has one solution to save his marriage...Pretend he is insane. Written by Kelly

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From blissful kisses to sizzling hisses, they're Mr. and Mrs. again! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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23 May 1941 (USA)  »

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Folie douce  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 19, 1949 with William Powell reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When Isobel is trying to hide Steve in her room after he escapes from her husband's shower, a large shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the curtains in front of the large windows out to the patio. See more »

Quotes

Steve: Where did you leave your parachute?
Dr. David Klugle: I beg your pardon?
Steve: Never mind. You'll pry no information from me, General Electric Whiskers.
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Connections

References The Great Ziegfeld (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Delightful to Be Married
(1907) (uncredited)
Written by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Anna Held
Played on a record and sung by William Powell in the opening scene
Variations played as background music often
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the brilliant William Powell!!!!!
14 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This script really could have used some trimming, but Powell really comes through with some truly memorable moments. I'll never get over his drag scene-I don't recall seeing many drag scenes that were ever truly so well done. I crack up every time!!!!!!! He really goes beyond the so-so script and breathes life into all his scenes. Jack Carson is a great addition as well. And Myrna, well she's just so Myrna! This movie would be nothing if weren't for her and her male co-stars performances. Its too bad that all the great moments and strong performances aren't sewn up with a tight script, but its still plenty of fun.


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