My Love Came Back

Overview

Olivia DeHavilland stars as a music student whose education is secretly subsidized by the aging owner of a phonograph factory Charles Winninger. The old man hopes to vicariously live his own musical aspirations through the young woman's success. DeHavilland, however, is just as interested in romance as in music, and with the help of her best friend Jane Wyman she sets about to win a handsome husband Jeffrey Lynn. Featured in the supporting cast are William Orr, the son-in-law of studio head Jack Warner and later ...
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Overview

Olivia DeHavilland stars as a music student whose education is secretly subsidized by the aging owner of a phonograph factory Charles Winninger. The old man hopes to vicariously live his own musical aspirations through the young woman's success. DeHavilland, however, is just as interested in romance as in music, and with the help of her best friend Jane Wyman she sets about to win a handsome husband Jeffrey Lynn. Featured in the supporting cast are William Orr, the son-in-law of studio head Jack Warner and later a TV producer and former silent screen ingenue Mabel Taliaferro. My Love Came Back, a remake of a mid-1930s Austrian film musical, was the first Hollywood assignment for director Curtis Bernhardt.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A fairly neglected but quite charming little film, My Love Came Back might be better known today had it featured a different actress in its lead. It's not that Olivia de Havilland does anything wrong, mind you; as a matter of fact, she's quite pleasant and very engaging throughout. There also are no slurs cast against her skills as an actress, which are considerable. But Love really demands a lighter touch than de Havilland displays here, a more innate sense of exactly how to play these scenes so that the most precise little drops of comedy fall lightly off of them. It's a rare talent, and if de Havilland doesn't possess it, she's got enough of her own presence to make you forgive her, even as you wish that this scene had just a little more pizzazz or that one was pulled back ever so slightly. The screenplay is predictable in general plot outline, but it has some nice surprises in its details, and while the characters all act true to form, they have a bit more flesh attached to them than is often the case. Jeffrey Lynn is handsome, if a bit undistinguished acting-wise, as the love interest, and the supporting cast is aces all the way, especially Charles Winninger, Jane Wyman and Eddie Albert. Curtis Bernhardt's direction is generally smooth, and the whole affair is a most pleasant way to pass the time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2011
  • UPC: 883316287996
  • Original Release: 1940
  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,983

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Olivia de Havilland Amelia Cullen
Jeffrey Lynn Tony Baldwin
Charles Winninger Julius Malette
Eddie Albert Dusty Rhodes
Jane Wyman Joy O'Keefe
Spring Byington Mrs. Malette
William Orr Paul Malette
Ann Gillis Valerie Malette
S.Z. Sakall Ludwig
Grant Mitchell Dr. Kobbe
Richard Clayton Valerie's Escort
Creighton Hale Clerk
Richard Kipling Executive
Jack Mower
Wedgewood Nowell Treasurer
William Roberts Office Boy
Tommy Baker Boy
Charles Trowbridge Dr. Downey
Mabel Taliaferro Dowager
William B. Davidson Agent
Nanette Vallon Sophie
Sidney Bracey Butler
Technical Credits
Curtis Bernhardt Director
Earl W. Baldwin Screenwriter
Everett A. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Buckner Screenwriter
Rudi Fehr Editor
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Ivan Goff Screenwriter
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Parker Art Director
Wolfgang Reinhardt Associate Producer
Walter Reisch Original Story
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer
Charles Rosher Sr. Cinematographer
Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup
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