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Love Crazy (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 23 May 1941 (USA)
A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.


Jack Conway


William Ludwig (screenplay), Charles Lederer (screenplay) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
William Powell ... Steve Ireland
Myrna Loy ... Susan Ireland
Gail Patrick ... Isobel Grayson
Jack Carson ... Ward Willoughby
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Cooper
Sidney Blackmer ... George Renny
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Wuthering (as Sig Rumann)
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Dr. Klugle
Donald MacBride ... 'Pinky' Grayson
Sara Haden ... Cecilia Landis
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Bristol
Fern Emmett ... Martha
Joseph Crehan ... Judge
George Meeker ... DeWest
Clarence Muse ... Robert


Steve and Susan Ireland are about to celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary by re-enacting their first date. When Susan's meddling mother interrupts and injures herself. Steve is left to take care of her and when he meets an old flame in the elevator--Susan's mother takes the opportunity to break-up their marriage. She convinces Susan that Steve is cheating on her-Susan files for divorce. Steve has one solution to save his marriage...Pretend he is insane. Written by Kelly

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Hearty laughers welcome! Come on over and HOWL! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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The plot of the film, which hinges on divorce, struck quite close to home for Myrna Loy--she was in the process of finalizing her divorce to Arthur Hornblow Jr. during production of the film. See more »


When Isobel is trying to hide Steve in her room after he escapes from her husband's shower, a large shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the curtains in front of the large windows out to the patio. See more »


Steve: The silk ones are happy; they are free. The felt ones are dead.
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References The Great Ziegfeld (1936) See more »


It's Delightful to Be Married
(1907) (uncredited)
Written by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Anna Held
Played on a record and sung by William Powell in the opening scene
Variations played as background music often
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The Great William Powell
24 June 2008 | by sagreenbergSee all my reviews

As a big fan of The Thin Man movies, I really wanted to see this film because of William Powell and Myrna Loy. I'm so glad I did because it was fantastic! It does fit the genre of screwball comedies of that time period without any alteration, so you may find yourself picking up on the rhythm of the script and predicting lines, as I did. The supporting cast is great, but what is surprising is that in this film, it almost feels like Myrna Loy is included in that group. William Powell took every scene he was in and carried it right away. He was droll and a little weird, but he still remained a believable character. There were some moments when I cringed, I'll only mention Abraham Lincoln if you haven't seen this movie, but they did not detract from me rolling around on the floor in laughter. I suppose I must mention Powell in drag, which is ridiculously funny and countered extremely well by Loy. She did her best work in her scenes with Powell just by playing along or completely denying any of his efforts to seem insane. Although they both get top billing, this is William Powell's film. He was hilarious and honest and I can't believe this film isn't more talked about!

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Release Date:

23 May 1941 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$889,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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