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Love Crazy (1941)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  23 May 1941 (USA)
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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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Director: Frank Ryan
Stars: Myrna Loy, Don Ameche, Rhys Williams
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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 ...
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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

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 5, 1942 with William Powell reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Steve: She's married now - got a husband.
Susan Ireland: Yeah? Whose husband has she got?
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References The Thin Man (1934) 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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24 October 2002 | by (Costa Mesa, CA) – See all my reviews

There are genuinely funny moments in this film; I didn't want to take my eyes off Powell and Loy for a second during the first half. The last act, however, really gets ridiculous with the psychiatrists' examination of Powell. It may have been inane just for laughs, but it seemed to escape me. Besides that, all the misunderstandings between characters, and especially the elevator scene, are prime examples of comedy that will be hard to top. It's hard to find that excellent Powell/Loy chemistry anywhere else, though their other films are of higher quality.


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