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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:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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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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It's Delightful to Be MarriedSee more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
William Powell makes a helluva woman, 5 March 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

"Love Crazy" is a rather uneven comedy starring that wonderful team of Myrna Loy and William Powell, along with Jack Carson and Florence Bates. The film starts out one way - a madly in love couple celebrating their fourth anniversary - and then goes another - divorce court.

When Stephen Ireland (Powell) runs into an old girlfriend (Gail Patrick) living in his building, the fun begins. They spend the evening talking, but due to a variety of circumstances, Susan (Loy) doesn't believe his story and decides to file for divorce immediately. Stephen does everything he can to get his wife back, but as the divorce becomes close to being finalized, he feigns insanity to buy more time.

Powell is great at slapstick, of course, and there's plenty of it as he slips on the rug his mother-in-law (Bates) gave them and swings upside down from trees. The extra little kick here comes from his scenes in drag, which are phenomenal. Powell is perfect as his own sister and even shaved his trademark mustache! One of the funniest scenes occurs when a thread from his fake breast gets caught on the spindle of the record player and unravels.

There's little to be said about Powell and Loy - they are always a delight. Jack Carson has a great role as a neighbor interested in Loy. "Willoughby, Ward Willoughby," is how he introduces himself. He's wonderful. Florence Bates is appropriately annoying. Gail Patrick, with her good looks and magnificent voice, has a part that actually disappears for a good deal of the film, but returns later. She's excellent. But Powell in drag is a revelation and the best thing about the film for me.

I read recently with interest that Don Adams' voice in "Get Smart" was actually modeled on Powell's speaking patterns and pitch. Of course, during this film, I couldn't stop thinking about it and realizing the similarity. Don Adams couldn't have chosen a better model.

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