It's Love I'm After

It's Love I'm After

Director: Archie Mayo

Cast: Archie Mayo, Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland

     
 
Bette Davis and Leslie Howard play an egotistical Broadway acting team famous for their romantic scenes. In truth, Davis and Howard are crazy about each other, but they spend so much time bickering that they never get around to marriage. The relationship is complicated by young heiress Olivia De Havilland, a fan who worships the ground Howard walks on. Howard tries to

Overview

Bette Davis and Leslie Howard play an egotistical Broadway acting team famous for their romantic scenes. In truth, Davis and Howard are crazy about each other, but they spend so much time bickering that they never get around to marriage. The relationship is complicated by young heiress Olivia De Havilland, a fan who worships the ground Howard walks on. Howard tries to scare off the star-struck young lady by threatening her with seduction, but it turns out she enjoys the prospect of being seduced. Everything is straightened out by the climax, though Davis and Howard never quite get to the altar. It's Love I'm After is all the more enjoyable when one recalls the "serious" movie romances carried on by Leslie Howard with both Bette Davis (in The Petrified Forest) and Olivia De Havilland (in Gone with the Wind).

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Unjustly neglected, It's Love I'm After is a delightful romp that provides an excellent showcase for the often equally neglected comedic talents of its trio of stars. While Love falls just shy of true classic status -- the screenplay is slightly off the mark in a few places and its dialogue occasionally lacks the effervescent sparkle that is a requirement of the genre -- it's still a little gem of a picture with an abundance of laughs. Fleetly directed by Archie Mayo, Love's greatest assets are its players. Bette Davis, looking quite stunning, is the epitome of imperious haughtiness, tossing off insults and slights with wicked delight and a deliciously true aim. Leslie Howard is every bit her match, chewing up every inch of scenery that comes his way and creating a gloriously amusing portrait of the quintessential hammy actor. And Olivia de Havilland is a darling embodiment of a ridiculously moonstruck maiden. If Bonita Granville is slightly grating, she's more than compensated for by Eric Blore, and the rest of the supporting cast is solid throughout. Love is a great pick-me-up and well worth searching out.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/2009
UPC:
0883316165324
Original Release:
1937
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
2,205

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Howard Basil Underwood
Bette Davis Joyce Arden
Olivia de Havilland Marcia West
Patric Knowles Henry Grant
Eric Blore Digges
George Barbier William West
Bonita Granville Gracie Kane
Spring Byington Aunt Ella Paisley
E.E. Clive Butler
Georgia Caine Mrs. Kane
Veda Ann Borg Elsie
Harvey Clark Mr. Babson
Sarah Edwards Mrs. Hinkle
Thomas Pogue Mr. Hinkle
Ed Mortimer Mr. Kane
Herbert Ashley Doorman
Irving Bacon Elevator Man
Lionel Belmore Friar Lawrence
Georgia Cooper Woman Guest
Grace Field Mrs. Babson
Paul Irving House Manager
Thomas R. Mills Butler
Jack Mower Hotel Clerk
Janet Shaw Actor
Rosella Towne Actor
Helen Valkis Autograph Hunter
Valerie Bergere Joyce's Maid

Technical Credits
Archie Mayo Director
Harry Joe Brown Producer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Maurice Hanline Original Story
Owen Marks Editor
Tony Martinelli Editor
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Casey Robinson Screenwriter
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer
James Van Trees Cinematographer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Carl Jules Weyl Art Director

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