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Remember? (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 19 December 1939 (USA)
A jilted man gives his divorced best friend and his ex-wife - to whom he was previously engaged - a potion that causes them to forget each other. Will they fall in love all over again?

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Corey Ford (original story), Norman Z. McLeod (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Jeff Holland
Greer Garson ... Linda Bronson
Lew Ayres ... Sky Ames
Billie Burke ... Louise Bronson
Reginald Owen ... Mr. Bronson
George Barbier ... Mr. McIntyre
Henry Travers ... Judge Milliken
Richard Carle ... Mr. Piper
Laura Hope Crews ... Aunt Lettie Carruthers
Sara Haden ... Miss Wilson
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Schmidt (as Sig Rumann)
Armand Kaliz ... Marcel
Halliwell Hobbes ... Butler Williams
Paul Hurst ... Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Ainsley Norman Ainsley ... Boat Steward (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Sky and Linda meet on vacation and become engaged. When Sky introduces Linda to his best friend, Jeff, Linda and Jeff fall in love and marry. But Jeff's work puts a strain on the marriage and a divorce is planned. Sky uses an experimental memory loss drug to make Linda and Jeff forget their rough times (and the fact that they were married) and they fall in love all over again. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minns du? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Chicago Wednesday 6 February 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Los Angeles Tuesday 12 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Hartford CT 10 March 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Philadelphia 27 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Seattle 28 March 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Minneapolis 30 March 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in New Haven CT 3 April 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Phoenix 19 May 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Omaha 28 August 1957 on WOW (Channel 6), and in Honolulu 23 September 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13) ; its initial airing in San Francisco occurred 4 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

In advance of a dinner party with Linda's family, Jeff and Linda are offered a cocktail by Sky. Linda is wearing a noticeable corsage on her right shoulder. However, when they enter the house for dinner, the corsage is missing. See more »

Quotes

Louise Bronson: How do we know when it's happened? Do they make a noise or something?
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Connections

Referenced in From the Ends of the Earth (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Variations as part of the score shortly after the wedding
Sung a cappella by Lew Ayres
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Funny film, but suspend disbelief.
20 August 2006 | by mkilmerSee all my reviews

Robert Taylor and Greer Garson (before she was "Greer Garson").star in this one, of course, which can be both delightful and funny if you watch it with no pretenses. The story is what it is, often impractical and inconsistent, lots of gaps, but it's also very creative. You must simply let it happen. Don't ask questions.

Lew Ayre's "Sky Ames" is confounding. He acquiesces to his best friend stealing the love of his life literally right out from under his nose, engineers an outlandish reunion, then finally makes sense in the end when he was to forget the whole thing.

Robert Taylor's "Jeff Holland" is a jerk. I found nothing likable about him, which is a shame, but Taylor himself was great. There's a scene where he's talking to his wife about his in-laws and they're all hiding behind furniture waiting for the cue to surprise him. They overheard his tirade, of course, and when they do appear, you watch the brashness Taylor portrays as it is instantly reduced to a guy who feels an inch tall. But then he's back to the jerk again.

There's some good supporting acting, as well, and it's worth a look. Be sure to suspend disbelief before viewing.


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