I Love You Again (1940)

97 mins | Comedy-drama | 9 August 1940

Director:

W. S. Van Dyke

Cinematographer:

Oliver T. Marsh

Editor:

Gene Ruggiero

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

In 1941, Cary Grant and Myrna Loy starred in a Lux Radio Theatre version of the story, and in 1948, Ann Sothern and William Powell starred in another Lux Radio Theatre ... More Less

In 1941, Cary Grant and Myrna Loy starred in a Lux Radio Theatre version of the story, and in 1948, Ann Sothern and William Powell starred in another Lux Radio Theatre version. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
6 Aug 40
p. 3.
Film Daily
8 Aug 40
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
15 Apr 40
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Aug 40
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
8 Aug 40
p. 8.
Motion Picture Herald
10 Aug 40
p. 33..
New York Times
16 Aug 40
p. 11.
Variety
7 Aug 40
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Orig story
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus dir
Bird whistle imitations
SOUND
Rec dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel I Love You Again by Octavus Roy Cohen (New York and London, 1937).
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 August 1940
Production Date:
began 17 April 1940
Copyright Claimant:
Loew's Inc.
Copyright Date:
5 August 1940
Copyright Number:
LP9869
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
97
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
PCA No:
6390
SYNOPSIS

While on a vacation cruise, the sanctimonious and niggardly Larry Wilson is knocked unconscious by an oar and awakens to find that he has been suffering from amnesia for nine years and that he is really George Carey, a slick confidence man. After a peek at his alter ego's bank balance, George decides to return as Larry to Habersville, Pennsylvania, in order to liquidate his bank accounts. Upon docking, George and his new friend, con man "Doc" Ryan, are met at the pier by Kay Wilson who, thinking that George is her husband Larry, demands a divorce on the grounds of boredom. When George learns that Larry's funds are under the control of the Community Chest and Anti-Vice crusade, he decides to switch tactics and run an oil scam on a vacant lot owned by Larry. After sending for his old partner in crime, Duke Sheldon, to "salt" the land, George realizes that he needs to keep the scandal of divorce at bay until he can complete his scam, and so promises to grant Kay her divorce in six weeks. Settling into Larry's life and house, George begins to court Kay, who is stunned at the change in her husband. After setting the bait for his trap, George sends his patrol of boy rangers to discover the oil, and soon the boys's fathers are knocking on Larry's door with offers to buy his land. However, George's plans go awry when Kay confesses that she loves him and he realizes that he loves her and wants to settle down permanently as Larry Wilson. When Duke refuses to call off the scam, George feigns amnesia. While ... +


While on a vacation cruise, the sanctimonious and niggardly Larry Wilson is knocked unconscious by an oar and awakens to find that he has been suffering from amnesia for nine years and that he is really George Carey, a slick confidence man. After a peek at his alter ego's bank balance, George decides to return as Larry to Habersville, Pennsylvania, in order to liquidate his bank accounts. Upon docking, George and his new friend, con man "Doc" Ryan, are met at the pier by Kay Wilson who, thinking that George is her husband Larry, demands a divorce on the grounds of boredom. When George learns that Larry's funds are under the control of the Community Chest and Anti-Vice crusade, he decides to switch tactics and run an oil scam on a vacant lot owned by Larry. After sending for his old partner in crime, Duke Sheldon, to "salt" the land, George realizes that he needs to keep the scandal of divorce at bay until he can complete his scam, and so promises to grant Kay her divorce in six weeks. Settling into Larry's life and house, George begins to court Kay, who is stunned at the change in her husband. After setting the bait for his trap, George sends his patrol of boy rangers to discover the oil, and soon the boys's fathers are knocking on Larry's door with offers to buy his land. However, George's plans go awry when Kay confesses that she loves him and he realizes that he loves her and wants to settle down permanently as Larry Wilson. When Duke refuses to call off the scam, George feigns amnesia. While Duke shepherds the town fathers off for the slaughter, George begins life over as Larry. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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