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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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Production Co:

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 Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 16, 1941 with Olivia de Havilland and Charles Winninger reprising their film roles. 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

Julius Malette: A wife should always know where her husband is going in the evening.
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Crazy Credits

Johann Strauß, Josef Strauß, Henryk Wieniawski, Joseph Lanner were credited by sheet music shown prior to their music being played. 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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Dig that swing!
27 November 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

With some great music as background, "My Love Came Back" is a very enjoyable film from Warner Brothers, starring Olivia de Havilland, Jeffrey Lynn, Jane Wyman, and Eddie Albert.

de Havilland plays a promising violinist who catches the musical ear - but mostly the eye - of a benefactor (Charles Winninger). de Havilland innocently lets him escort her to things that will further her musical education, having no idea that her new school scholarship comes directly from him. Mixups and misunderstandings result when she falls for Winninger's business manager, played by tall, handsome Jeffrey Lynn, who comes off in this as sort of an American Ray Milland. Meanwhile, her roommate, played by a vivacious, blond Jane Wyman and her fiancée, the delightful Eddie Albert, try to drag her into their swing music band. Albert and Wyman, along with S.K. Szall and Spring Byington, make up a great supporting cast.

de Havilland is a perfect sweet young thing, playing the comedy very earnestly. Her soft look is in contrast to Wyman, who's positively eye-popping as a blonde. It's hard to connect her with the same actress who would star as the deaf mute in Johnny Belinda, or for that matter, the dowager of Falcon Crest! Lynn never made it to star status, partially because of World War II interrupting his career, but he enjoyed a long one anyway, as well as a career in real estate.

One of the things that makes this film is the marvelous music, not only classical but swing. This is a movie that's well worth seeing and makes for good listening as well.


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