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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
Lillian Randolph ...
Mamie
Maurice Cass ...
Dr. Grasser
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Judge Fraser
Louise Lorimer ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Come by My Love  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Director Michael Gordon was replaced one week into production by Robert Montgomery. See more »

Quotes

Collier Laing: Mr. Burke, you've got thirty-two teeth. Would you like to try for none?
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SUPERLATIVE GEM OF A COMEDY - ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S MOST ORIGINAL EFFORTS
18 December 2000 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of unknown and forgotten film one dreams about discovering in watching old videos. It is a superb comic gem with brilliantly funny writing, embedded in the marvellous array of characters, a wonderfully inventive and funny musical score, and witty, light direction from Montgomery himself. This is one to watch over and over. Montgomery is a bit part actor who finds himself assigned by his military reserve division to infiltrate a young debutante's home to discover the identity of her former beau, a suspected jewel thief. While the premise is rather preposterous, the results are hilarious. Montgomery is the befuddled plant, Ann Blyth is a marvel as the romantically obsessed, terribly earnest debutante and the parade of comic characterizations from veteran stage actress, Jane Cowl's lawyer mother to Lillian Randolph's take-charge maid - are all fabulous.

Oddly enough this only earned an Oscar nom for Sound, when it deserved top nods for Direction, Screenplay and Musical Score.

DO NOT MISS IT - it's one of Hollywood's best.


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