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I Love You Again (1940)

Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)

Writers:

Leon Gordon (original story), Maurine Dallas Watkins (original story) (as Maurine Watkins) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... Larry Wilson aka George Carey
Myrna Loy ... Kay Wilson
Frank McHugh ... 'Doc' Ryan
Edmund Lowe ... Duke Sheldon
Donald Douglas ... Herbert
Nella Walker ... Kay's Mother
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Harkspur Jr.
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Sims
Paul Stanton ... Mr. Littlejohn Sr.
Morgan Wallace ... Mr. Belenson
Charles Arnt ... Billings
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donnie Allen Donnie Allen
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Storyline

While alone on a cruise, the upstanding - and mean - teetotaler, Larry Wilson, receives a blow on the head, causing him to revert to his old, forgotten persona of man-about-town and swindler, George Carey. Deciding to get what he can out of his position as Wilson, he returns to Wilson's hometown to continue the pretense. The only trouble is he takes a serious shine to his wife, Kay, and doesn't at all agree that Larry should be letting her go. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

It's one, long, loud l-a-u-g-h!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Te quiero otra vez See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Monday 18 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Philadelphia it first aired 21 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Chicago 26 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in New Haven CT 28 March 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 4 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 12 April 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Norfolk VA 17 April 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Adams MA 2 May 1957 on WCDC (Channel 19), in Seattle 4 July 1957 on KING (Channel 5); its initial airing in San Francisco occurred 3 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). In New York City, its earliest documented telecast took place 23 March 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

In the first scene of the movie when they're aboard ship, it is established that it is the 'last night out' and they would be docking in New York the next day. After falling overboard and being hit on the head with the oar, Larry's nine year amnesia is cured and in his conversation with Doc Ryan, reveals he believes it to still be 1931 and his last memory is having a fight on a train. Yet when they arrive in New York and he sees Kay, he remarks "eighteen days alone on a boat is certainly a long time to be alone on a boat for eighteen days". Given previous established events, he should have no knowledge of the full eighteen day boat trip and neither should he have had any feelings about one. See more »

Quotes

George Carey: I'll never stuff another squirrel as long as I live.
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Connections

Featured in Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to (1991) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
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Hilarious
9 May 2004 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

William Powell gets knocked on the head during an ocean cruise. It seems he's had amnesia for the past nine years and was a penny-pinching, thoroughly unlikable man married to Myrna Loy. Now that he's become his real self (which is strong and masculine) he falls in love with Loy. But she's planning to divorce him...so he has to win her all over again. And deal with his past as a gangster.

Very funny movie. Fast-moving, well-directed and acted...but it's all because of Loy and Powell. Those two were absolutely incredible on-screen--they played off each other brilliantly and their quick, non-stop dialogue and one-liners were just fantastic. I prefer this one over the "Thin Man" series they did--in the "Thin Man" they were always drinking and it was played for laughs!!! This one doesn't have that. Unfortunately it also doesn't have that adorable dog Asta.

Still, this quick and lots of fun. An excellent Hollywood comedy that (strangely) is almost forgotten today. Well worth seeing.


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