Tuesday’s Overlooked Film: I Love You Again (1940)

The 1940 feature, I Love You Again, despite its formulaic set up, is proof positive that William Powell and Myrna Loy were indeed a match made in cinematic heaven. Lacking the snappy repartie and dialogue of the film series they were best known for (The Thin Man) a large portion of credit must also go to the director, W.S. VanDyke, who also was behind the camera for this film.

In this film, Powell plays a businessman, Larry Wilson, who, after a boating accident, suffers a blow to the head. He then realizes that he really isn’t this Larry person, but is actually a professional swindler by the name of George Cary. Instead of immediately coming clean about his identity, he decides to keep up the pretense for the sake of taking all the people who know him as Wilson for a ride. Among his intended victims are his/Larry’s wife Kay (Loy), who is actually in the process of divorcing Larry. Being that this is a rom-com and all, the plot does not go according to plan and George finds himself increasingly endeared by Kay.

Comments

  1. Patti Abbott says:

    They just look so right together and their speech patterns match up well. Love them both.

  2. I’ve never even heard of this film but I really like the title. I should give this one a shot. Nice pick, Iba!
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