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I Love You Again
     

I Love You Again

Director: W.S. Van Dyke, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh

Cast: W.S. Van Dyke, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh

 
Those popular MGM co-stars William Powell and Myrna Loy take a break from their usual Thin Man duties to star in the zany comedy I Love You Again. The film opens with Loy prepared to divorce her dull businessman husband Powell. A blow on the head causes Powell to remember his former life as a notorious con man. No one in town has any knowledge of

Overview

Those popular MGM co-stars William Powell and Myrna Loy take a break from their usual Thin Man duties to star in the zany comedy I Love You Again. The film opens with Loy prepared to divorce her dull businessman husband Powell. A blow on the head causes Powell to remember his former life as a notorious con man. No one in town has any knowledge of Powell's criminal past, a fact he hopes to use to his advantage. Loy, astounded at Powell's sudden surge of amorous ardor, reconsiders her divorce. When she learns of his true identity, she is even more fascinated. Another blow on the head restores the non-criminal Powell--at least, that's what he and Loy would like you to believe. The film's highlight is a screamingly funny sequence in which Powell plays scoutmaster to a group of surly youngsters (including Our Gang veterans Carl Switzer and Mickey Gubitosi, aka Robert Blake).

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
There was never a screen team like William Powell and Myrna Loy, and the uproarious I Love You Again shows them off to their best advantage. "Screwball" is the best term for Again, and few films deserve the appellation as much. The plot turns on a familiar "amnesia" situation, but once viewers accept this unlikely set-up, they're in for a fast, fast, fast rollercoaster of a comedy. Director W.S. Van Dyke is in top form here. There may not be the most imaginative camera set-ups that the world has ever seen, but everything fits together beautifully, and he keeps the pace up at all times -- yet without sacrificing clarity. Van Dyke should thank his lucky stars that Gene Ruggiero was on his same wave length in the editing room, for the cutting is key to the film's successes.) Of course, while the direction, editing and screenplay are all tops, it would be for nothing without Powell and Loy. Powell is totally in his element, delighting in the opportunity to play two such different characters and clearly having the time of his life. Loy is also in tip top form, ready with a riposte, yet also game for an embrace, when it's on her own terms, and delivering lines with beautifully precise inflection. And the chemistry between the two is without equal. Donald Douglas is a bit of a bore, but the rest of the supporting cast is a very definite plus.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/1998
UPC:
0027616286536
Original Release:
1940
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Warner)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Powell Larry Wilson
Myrna Loy Kay Wilson
Frank McHugh Doc Ryan
Edmund Lowe Duke Sheldon
Donald Douglas Herbert
Nella Walker Kay's Mother
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer Harkspur, Jr.
Pierre Watkin Mr. Sims
Paul Stanton Mr. Littlejohn
Morgan Wallace Mr. Belenson
Charles Arnt Billings
Hooper Atchley Actor
Joe Bernard Watchman
Gladys Blake Salesgirl
Hal Cooke Actor
Nell Craig Maid
Mary Currier Mrs. Gordon
Jack Daley Band Leader
John Dilson Actor
Edward Earle Mr. Watkins
Winifred Harris Mrs. Watkins
Harry Hayden Mr. Wayne
Edward Hearn Guard
Arthur Hoyt Floorwalker
Hazel Keener Mrs. Lederer
George Lollier Police Photographer
Leni Lynn Maurine
Howard Mitchell Ranger Leader
Jack Mulhall Actor
Bea Nigro Mrs. Kurnitz
Paul Parry Actor
Sally Payne Actor
Jason Robards Man
Claire Rochelle Actor
Charles Wagenheim Fingerprint Man
Eric Wilton Headwaiter
Harry Lash Steward
Ted Thompson Actor
Harlan Briggs Mayor Carver
Dix Davis Corp. Belenson
Robert Blake Littlejohn Jr.
William Tannen Clerk
Ray Teal Watchman
Barbara Bedford Miss Stingecombe
George Lloyd Police Sgt.

Technical Credits
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Harry Kurnitz Screenwriter
Charles Lederer Screenwriter
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
George Oppenheimer Screenwriter
Gene Ruggiero Editor
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Maurine Watkins Original Story
Franz Waxman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Lawrence Weingarten Producer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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