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I Love You Again (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 9 August 1940 (USA)
Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

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(as W.S. Van Dyke II)

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

Complete credited cast:
... Larry Wilson aka George Carey
... Kay Wilson
... 'Doc' Ryan
... Duke Sheldon
... Herbert
... Kay's Mother
... Harkspur Jr.
... Mr. Sims
... Mr. Littlejohn Sr.
... Mr. Belenson
... Billings
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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It's one, long, loud l-a-u-g-h!

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Comedy | Romance

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9 August 1940 (USA)  »

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Te quiero otra vez  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The ninth of 14 films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy. See more »

Goofs

When Harkspur, Sr., Littlejohn and Belenson visit Larry at his home to discuss the land deal, at one point he walks over toward the window and the other three men follow him; as they stop and continue their conversation, Harkspur can be seen holding his hat in his left hand. There is a jump cut to the next shot and Harkspur is now holding his hat in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Kay Wilson: Where did you learn to dance like this?
George Carey: By mail.
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Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
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Played by the band greeting Wilson at the station
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I don't remember you!
22 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

W.S. Van Dyke seems to be having a blast directing this madcap comedy that brings together one of the most endearing couple of the cinema: Myrna Loy and William Powell.

"I Love You Again" starts aboard a Trans Atlantic crossing where we meet Larry Wilson. He is a tight man with his money, as shown at the ship's bar where his penny pinching is embarrassing. After an accident lands him on the water, Larry suffers a blow to the head and he becomes amnesiac, reverting into a former self, a con artist. With the help of his new best friend, Doc Ryan, he realizes he's struck gold. He's rich!

Little prepares Larry for what awaits him on arrival in New York. His wife, Kay, is at the pier! Nothing makes sense of Larry, and thus begins a game of catch up with his new persona. Along the way, Kay and Larry battle because she doesn't want any part of the stingy Larry. We watch Kay as suddenly falling for Larry as he seems a changed man. Love will win in the end!

William Powell plays the double personality man Larry Wilson/George Carey, with his usual flair. Myrna Loy is shown at her best. She showed such a beauty and sophistication in the film that's hard to imagine anyone else playing Kay. Frank McHugh is excellent as Larry's would be partner-in-crime. Edmund Lowe and Donald Douglas are good as well.

The movie is a lot of fun and will reward anyone watching it.


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