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Once More, My Darling (1949)

Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His mission: to sweep debutante Marita Connell off her feet and flush out her former ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Mrs. Laing
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Herman Schmelz, Chauffeur
Taylor Holmes ...
Jed Connell
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Colonel Head
Steven Geray ...
Kalzac
John Ridgely ...
Burke
Lillian Randolph ...
Mamie
Maurice Cass ...
Dr. Grasser
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Judge Fraser
Louise Lorimer ...
Mrs. Fraser
Wilton Graff ...
Mr. Frobisher
Sally Corner ...
Mrs. Frobisher
Dee J. Thompson ...
Mary Jane Frobisher (as D.J. Thompson)
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Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His mission: to sweep debutante Marita Connell off her feet and flush out her former boyfriend, who's sent her jewels stolen in occupied Germany. Soon it's a question of who's sweeping whom; Miss Connell's nickname is "Killer." But when she wants to elope, Laing begins to have qualms. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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2 June 1950 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Come by My Love  »

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 8, 1951 with Ann Blyth reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Grant: I saw you the other day in a...a motion picture.
Collier Laing: Did you, sir? How was I?
Mr. Grant: Tall. Very tall.
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Montgomery's Farewell to the Movies
15 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the turning point of NIGHT MUST FALL, Robert Montgomery (for the most time) came into his finest films and performances: HERE COMES MR. JORDAN, THEY WERE EXPENDABLE, THE LADY IN THE LAKE, RIDE THE PINK HORSE, THE SAXON CHARM, JUNE BRIDE. Even some of the failures he was in were interesting enough to be still watchable (RAGE IN HEAVEN, MR. AND MRS. SMITH). But Montgomery wanted to do more and more production and directing work. In 1949 he made what would be his last movie performance - he played Collier Lang, an egotistical movie star, who is dragged into helping the authorities do an investigation about a young girl's boyfriend.

Apparently my view of this film is a minority view. Most of the views given are favorable about it. I thought it was a dull, witless script, with Ann Blyth's groupie heroine not very appealing as a character. She admires Montgomery as a star, and this "helps" when he is called in to assist the authorities, but after awhile I found there was no chemistry between them. The script was also devoid of much fun, although Montgomery and Roland Winters did try. The only thing I recall to this day as a joke point was that Taylor Holmes is the wealthy father of Blyth, and he is an admirer of Winston Churchill. So he always dresses up as Churchill, and we see him wearing a floppy broad brimmed hat, smoking a large cigar, and painting (Holmes' bald head helps in the disguise). That was the most memorable joke from this film - not much of a real memory.

Montgomery went into early television, and finally won the attention and respect he always had deserved in motion pictures. His last contact with the movies was his direction of THE GALLANT HOURS about Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, starring his friend Jimmy Cagney. It is a far better film than this. For his overall film and television career, I will give this mediocre film a "4". That strikes me as generous.


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