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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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(screenplay), (story "Come Be My Love") | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

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Mrs. Laing
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Herman Schmelz, Chauffeur
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Jed Connell
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Colonel Head
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Kalzac
John Ridgely ...
Burke
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Mamie
Maurice Cass ...
Dr. Grasser
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Judge Fraser
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Mrs. Fraser
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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)  »

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Come by My Love  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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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 has done better.
17 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like Montgomery in several movies, especially "The Night Has Eyes" with Rosalind Russell. However, this movie is clearly not one of his best. The plot does not make sense. No one would believe for a moment that Ann Blythe would fall in love with Robert Montgomery, at least not in this movie. For this movie to be a comedy, the only time I found myself laughing was when the older woman (at his mother's shindig)asks Blythe's character if she is the one who is wearing the perfume shortly before she coughs. Charles McGraw (I know I keep talking about him, but you know he's my favorite actor)could have seen his role beefed up since it is obvious his character is a comedic foil for Collie's character. Definitely not a good day for Montgomery and company. I do not think the people responsible for this movie really thought it through before making it. I'm glad Montgomery rebounded later with "They Were Expendable". He went on to become a speech adviser for President Eisenhower. Mercedyz


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