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Release Date:
23 May 1941 (USA) See more »
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Hearty laughers welcome! Come on over and HOWL! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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William Powell ... Steve Ireland

Myrna Loy ... Susan Ireland
Gail Patrick ... Isobel Kimble Grayson

Jack Carson ... Ward Willoughby
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Cooper

Sidney Blackmer ... Lawyer George Renny
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Wuthering (as Sig Rumann)
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Dr. David Klugle
Donald MacBride ... 'Pinky' Grayson
Sara Haden ... Miss Cecilia Landis
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Bristol
Fern Emmett ... Martha - Ireland's Maid
Joseph Crehan ... Judge
George Meeker ... Lawyer DeWest

Clarence Muse ... Robert - Hat Check Man at Party

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Joe (elevator operator)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Allen ... Private Investigator (uncredited)
Jimmy Ames ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Joan Barclay ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Barbara Bedford ... Renny's Secretary (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Tom - Ward's Valet (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Head Private Investigator (uncredited)

Aldrich Bowker ... Jimmy - the Doorman (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ralph Bushman ... Uniformed Sanitarium Guard (uncredited)
Naomi Childers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... Uniformed Sanitarium Guard (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Party Guest Getting Rake (uncredited)
Harry Fleischmann ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Philadelphia Private Investigator (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Bristol's Butler (uncredited)
George Guhl ... First Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Mahlon Hamilton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ... Detroit Private Investigator (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Policeman (uncredited)

George Irving ... Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Doctor at Susan's Apartment (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Lally ... Sanitarium Guard (uncredited)
George Lollier ... Lake Placid Private Investigator (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Sanitarium Guard (uncredited)

May McAvoy ... Sanity Hearting Secretary (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Cleveland Private Investigator (uncredited)
Charles McMurphy ... Private Investigator (uncredited)
James H. McNamara ... Party Guest (uncredited)
James Millican ... Miami Private Investigator (uncredited)
Jack Mulhall ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ... Anniversary Singer (uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Palmer ... Private Investigator (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Sun Valley Private Investigator (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Uniformed Sanitarium Guard (uncredited)
James Pierce ... San Francisco Private Investigator (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Front Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Ky Robinson ... Cincinnati Private Investigator (uncredited)
Byron Shores ... Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Party Guest Whose Hat is Floating (uncredited)
Rudolf Steinboeck ... Private Investigator (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Police Sgt. Payson (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Policeman (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Sanitarium Attendant (uncredited)
Edward Van Sloan ... Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Doctor at Susan's Apartment (uncredited)

Ian Wolfe ... Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
Douglas Wood ... Sanity Hearing Doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Conway 
 
Writing credits
David Hertz (story) and
William Ludwig (story)

William Ludwig (screenplay) &
Charles Lederer (screenplay) and
David Hertz (screenplay)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Snell 
Lennie Hayton (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ray June 
William H. Daniels (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Production Management
Jerry Bresler .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert A. Golden .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Paul Groesse .... associate art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
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Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
William Powell had a mustache for the entire length of his career, but shaved it off when dressed as a woman.See more »
Quotes:
Steve:The silk ones are happy; they are free. The felt ones are dead.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Thin Man (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's Delightful to Be MarriedSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
It's Delightful To Be Crazy, 9 August 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In watching Love Crazy I was amazed at how the film picked up in the second half. In the first half William Powell and Myrna Loy are the usual happy married couple, but through some typical movie situations, some of them very forced, they wind in divorce court.

Powell realizes that things have just gotten completely out of hand and wants to apply a break to the divorce. But Loy won't hear of it. So Powell decides to put on a crazy act because if insanity is claimed a thirty day hold is put on the proceedings.

Sad for Powell, but hilarious for the viewer the scheme succeeds all to well. The second half of the film reaches a frantic pace that comes close to something Mel Brooks might put together. Powell is first trying to prove he's insane and then very much trying to prove he's not.

Such wonderful supporting players as Florence Bates, the mother-in-law from hell, neighbors slinky Gail Patrick and slow burn Donald MacBride; blow-hard Jack Carson, a redundancy if there ever was one, Viennese psychiatrist Sig Ruman, make this Powell-Loy film a joy to watch and one of the better ones where they're not Nick and Nora Charles.

Powell does more physical type comedy in this film than in any other I've ever seen. Even more than Libeled Lady because it had only that one classic scene in the trout stream. Here Powell is engaging in all kinds of screwy behavior because he's trying to convince people he's just that. Topped off by him shaving his famous mustache and getting into drag to play his own make believe sister.

Great screwball comedy one of the best of its kind.

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