Sunday, January 24, 2010

365 Movies: I Love You Again Review

I Love You Again stars William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Frank McHugh in this 1940 film directed by W.S. Van Dyke. The film is about a man named Larry Wilson(Powell), who while on board a ship falls overboard while trying to save another man. The next thing, Larry finds out is, he isn't Larry- he's George Carey a notorious con-man. The man he ended up saving, wants to help in anyway possible but they get themselves involved in Larry's life. With amnesia fully set in and George not remembering his past self, he and 'Doc' Ryan(McHugh) come up with a plan to get a hold of a lot of money. When they return from their trip on the ship, they soon find out they have a little problem- Larry has a wife! The teaming of Powell and Loy is and always will be unbelievable to watch. They were so splendid as a couple and often times, you forget that they are just two actors and not an actual married couple. Aside from "The Thin Man'', this movie really highlights Powell's comedic talents. He is so utterly funny and with him, Loy, and McHugh, you are in for an enormous treat. The trio is so uproariously funny! McHugh has always been a favorite of mine from the "Four Daughters" series, so I wasn't expecting anything less from him. He was spectacular! This was such a cute movie and I can't wait to re-watch it again soon!

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Sally said...

Great review! I love this movie! I think it's probably my favorite non-"Thin Man" William Powell and Myrna Loy film.

Sarah said...

This is one of my absolute favorites of Powell and Loy outside of the Thin Man series. Powell is so funny as the starchy Larry Wilson. Add in Fred McHugh and it's no wonder the movie is such a great comedy.

monty said...

Hey Nicole,

If you liked I Love You Again...then you need to check out another one of Powell/Loy's non thin man called Double Wedding. It's another good one too.