January 18th, 2021

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Movie Critique - I Love You Again

Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: A delightful comedy from Powell and Loy with some silliness all around leaving you splitting with laughter. I can watch this film again and again and again!

I Love You Again is a 1940 American comedy film released by MGM, directed by W. S. Van Dyke and produced by Lawrence Weingarten. It stars William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh and Edmund Lowe in the lead cast among others. It is based on the 1937 novel of the same name by Octavus Roy Cohen.

Stingy and dull businessman Lawrence "Larry" Wilson (portrayed by William Powell) gets hit on his head while on a cruise ship, only to wake up to realize he was a conman named George Carey. Then he  meets Kay (portrayed by Myrna Loy), his wife and that they are in process of being divorced. And chaos erupts in their lives when his "George" wants to con people, while his "Larry" falls in love with Kay all over again for the second time.

William Powell, Myrna Loy and W. S. Van Dyke were collaborators for the Thin Man series films too. Also Myrna Loy and William Powell starred together in a total of fourteen films including the Thin Man films, and this is the ninth of the lot. Their collaboration began with the 1934 Manhattan Melodrama.

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