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Affectionately Yours (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 May 1941 (USA)
A married reporter's assignments carry him all over the world, which gives him ample opportunity to put the moves on the local females. He's in Lisbon attempting his latest "conquest" when ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Fanya Foss (from the story by), Aleen Leslie (from the story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Merle Oberon ... Sue Mayberry
Dennis Morgan ... Richard 'Rickey' Mayberry
Rita Hayworth ... Irene Malcolm
Ralph Bellamy ... Owen Wright
George Tobias ... Pasha
James Gleason ... Chester Phillips
Hattie McDaniel ... Cynthia
Jerome Cowan ... Cullen
Butterfly McQueen ... Butterfly
Renie Riano ... Mrs. Snell
Frank Wilcox ... Tom
Grace Stafford ... Miss Anderson
Carmen Morales Carmen Morales ... Anita
Murray Alper ... Blair
William Haade ... Matthews
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Storyline

A married reporter's assignments carry him all over the world, which gives him ample opportunity to put the moves on the local females. He's in Lisbon attempting his latest "conquest" when he gets word that his wife back home has found another man and is divorcing him. Panicking, he heads back to the US to try to patch things up, but the girl from Lisbon follows him back, determined to take advantage of the situation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

According to contemporary articles in The Hollywood Reporter, Errol Flynn was initially set for the lead in this film, and that Loretta Young was borrowed from Twentieth Century-Fox. See more »

Goofs

When Rickey goes into the Hotel bathroom and closes the door, the key is on his side but yet he's locked in from the other side. When he leaves the bathroom, the key is back on the other side. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia: Miss Sue? Miss Sue? Just look at this Miss Sue. Where is Miss Mayberry at? Where at is Miss Mayberry?
Owen Wright: Upstairs.
Cynthia: I got to tell her about her husband.
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Connections

Referenced in Breakdowns of 1941 (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D Major
(1869) (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played by the orchestra at the Lisbon Cafe
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Two gorgeous ladies compete for one philanderer
26 June 2007 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Dennis Morgan, Merle Oberon, Rita Hayworth, and Ralph Bellamy are "Affectionately Yours" in this 1941 comedy. Morgan is a newspaper reporter who travels constantly. His current amour is Malcolm (Hayworth), and he gives her the same story he's given all of them - his wife (Oberon) won't divorce him. However, he receives a telegram stating that she has, and he panics. He rushes home to New York, with Malcolm right behind him, and tries to woo her back. She's planning to marry Mr. Wright (Bellamy), who is more than disturbed by the fact that she still seems interested in her husband.

This is a fairly trite comedy with some very funny slapstick and, of course, two of the screen's most beautiful women, Oberon and Hayworth. This film was made just before Hayworth broke through into big stardom, and she's delicious. She has the best role in the film. It always amuses me to see her so vivacious and talkative on screen. According to one of her biographers, when the kids from the old neighborhood saw her on screen for the first time, they were shocked at how much she was talking. She never talked as a young girl. Though she didn't really like movie stardom, the screen was where she could let herself go and be someone else. Morgan is attractive and just right as the errant husband. Bellamy is in his usual role as the man who doesn't get the girl, and he does beleaguered very well. Oberon lends sophistication and class to the film. Someone commented here that she looked plump. I don't know what they're talking about.

This is a good movie to see for the stars. The story isn't much.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Con mia moglie è un'altra cosa 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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