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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

Although Jane Wyman had no trouble faking the fingering of a dummy violin, Olivia de Havilland had to have someone do it for her. In all her close-ups, the arm doing the fingering belonged to a professional hidden from view, or the fingers were hidden from view. She controlled only the bow. 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

Amelia Cornell: You're not annoying me anymore, you're just boring.
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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

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C Sharp Minor
(1847) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Liszt
Played on a record
Swing version played by Dusty on piano and Amelia on violin
Swing version reprised by the student orchestra
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Unassuming comedy distinguished by fun cast
29 March 2017 | by csteidlerSee all my reviews

Olivia de Havilland is smart and funny as Amelia Cornell, star pupil and violinist at a prestigious music academy.

Wealthy patron Charles Winninger means well when he instructs his company's vice president (Jeffrey Lynn) to start sending de Havilland $100 scholarship checks to help her make ends meet; unfortunately his patronage looks fishy and starts a round of misunderstandings and modest deceptions that keep the plot moving but are really not too worrisome.

Along the way, de Havilland and Lynn meet and fall for each other, not surprisingly. Jeffrey Lynn never made it too big in Hollywood but he did have several featured roles right around this period, and he's actually quite good—handsome, energetic, snappy.

De Havilland's roommate Jane Wyman (also a violinist) and her boyfriend Eddie Albert (piano) are hilarious as fellow musicians hoping to form a swing band—really, the scenes featuring Wyman and Albert are the movie's funniest.

S.Z. Sakall is fun as always as the academy's orchestra conductor; Spring Byington has a fine bit as Winninger's smart wife; and William Orr and Ann Gillis are both good as suspicious siblings.

I guess it's all pretty silly….Olivia de Havilland certainly had more challenging starring roles. Still, as a light comedy the picture is completely enjoyable. Also: de Havilland delivers a great last line!


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