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My Love Came Back (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 13 July 1940 (USA)
Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt (as Kurt Bernhardt)

Writers:

Ivan Goff (screen play), Robert Buckner (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia de Havilland ... Amelia Cornell
Jeffrey Lynn ... Tony Baldwin
Eddie Albert ... Dusty Rhodes
Jane Wyman ... Joy O'Keefe
Charles Winninger ... Julius Malette
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Malette
Grant Mitchell ... Dr. Kobbe
William T. Orr ... Paul Malette (as William Orr)
Ann Gillis ... Valerie Malette
S.Z. Sakall ... Geza Peyer
Charles Trowbridge ... Dr. Downey
Mabel Taliaferro ... Dowager
William B. Davidson ... Agent (as William Davidson)
Nanette Vallon Nanette Vallon ... Sophie
Sidney Bracey ... Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
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Storyline

Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can escort Amelia to every musical event in the city. The trouble begins when he cannot meet her one night and Tony goes in his place. Tony believes that Julius and Amelia are a couple and then son Paul thinks that Tony and Amelia are a couple as he is sending her the money. The worst part is that Amelia might leave classical music for swing music with classmates Dusty, Joy and the band. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1940 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Amelia Cornell was initially offered to Priscilla Lane, who refused to the offer. See more »

Goofs

When Amelia throws the book through the glass door, it breaks out only the top part of the glass. But, when she leaves the office, only the center part is broken out, before she slams the door and breaks the rest. See more »

Quotes

Joy O'Keefe: The only guy I ever had fall for me was an acrobat.
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Crazy Credits

Franz Liszt was credited orally by Jane Wyman during the film. See more »

Connections

Remake of Episode (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
(1838-44) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the party by Amelia on violin
Swing version played by Dusty and his band
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My Love Came Back- Maybe It shouldn't have! **
12 December 2006 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

The best part of this film was the musical interlude where a serious band plays swing. Other than that sequence, you can forget this film.

It's 1940 and everyone is so young here. Fresh from her Oscar nomination as Melanie Hamilton in "Gone With the Wind," Olivia de Havilland plays a promising violin student who needs to make money for her indigent family. She will be forced to leave where she is studying since she is on a scholarship and the latter forbids her from giving violin lessons.

Enter the lovable Charlie Winninger as a music impresario who secretly gives additional scholarship money to her so that she can remain. When the money is funneled by way of Jeffrey Lynn, sparks fly. When the adult children of Winninger find out, they think that their father is having an affair with deHavilland. Then, they turn their attention to Lynn.

A very youthful Eddie Albert and Jane Wyman have supporting parts as players in the band who really want to swing with the swing music.

Lynn is rather droll as de Havilland's love interest. The chemistry between them never really ignites.

With the writing going somewhat awry, you'd think that the able Winninger and others could pull it through. Sweet, ever pleasant Spring Byington plays his wife but she really plays her role as having to do it under contract.


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