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Writers:
David Hertz (story) and
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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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One of the Best of the Team of Powell and Loy See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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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99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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: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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Soundtrack:
It's Delightful to Be MarriedSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best of the Team of Powell and Loy, 28 June 2006
Author: thunderway from United States

Frankly, I just recently discovered this team, besides seeing part of The Thin Man years ago (prior to my interest in classics). TCM played a run of their movies recently (Double Wedding, I Love You Again, Love Crazy).

Of the many comedy teams, I truly like Powell and Loy the best now from all of film history (Close second in modern films is Adam Sandler and Drew Barrimore). It's a case of two people so well in sync; the performances mesh so smoothly in every moment, it becomes real. The perfect rhythms aren't real life, but the way real life should be in marriage.

Possibly its their brand of humor, and certainly the writing makes a difference, but Powell is such a consummate comedian when given any kind of chance (compare My Man Godfrey, passable with Carole Lombard the screwball, where Powell is great to watch even though the script constrains his talent).

Myrna Loy is so brilliant at being funny, intelligent, independent and genuinely loving all at once. Her characters with Powell are dream wives. Like the documentary on her, "So Nice To Come Home To"--could not be stated more perfectly.

Powell's drag performance stunned me. Several more modern examples, which I thought of as definitive, suddenly aren't so original and certainly no better. I would put his acting equal to or better than Tootsie or Mrs. Doubtfire. My opinion of his acting talent leaped another plateau.

Regardless of its faults mentioned elsewhere, this is the one of the best Powell-Loy pair ups. Loy has a bit less to do, but it would not be worth seeing without her. The supporting cast is sometimes cliché, but they are perfect at it. (And the portrayal of the mental health "professionals" seems madcap and again cliché, but is a bit uncomfortable being so near truth. What happens to Powell is still legal and happens today to sane people that don't fit the norm).

If you like feeling good and watching excellent performances, and having a few belly laughs to boot, don't miss this one.

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