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OK Powell-Loy Entry
- Paul W.
I'm a big fan of William Powell and Myrna Loy, separately and together. This joint movie entry is OK, though not as enjoyable as the Thin Man series or, as another viewer noted, Love Crazy (1941).I'm happy to see confirmed by a second reviewer here that I did in fact see Our Gang's Robert Blake among the Boy Scouts, in addition to Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, who was credited.For me the weak point of the film was the script. Overall it is OK, but not outstanding. Beyond that, there is a big credibility problem in terms of Powell's character. There is no explanation of how the loose-morals conman George Carey originally turned into the totally opposite character of cheapskate but community-minded businessman and civic leader Larry Powell. Was he hit on the head nine years earlier, as well? We don't know. But the radical character change is described as a case of amnesia, which is merely forgetfulness. What it presents in addition, however, is dual personality disorder, since there is no suggestion that Larry Powell was being deliberately deceitful during his 9-year transformation. Rather, in addition to amnesia he became a totally different person displaying no inner continuity, which was implausible.
i love you again
- kevin sellers
Another good Loy/Powell comedy. Not as good as "Love Crazy," though, which, in its sheer zaniness, at times approaches the Marx Bros. in tone. This is, instead, a quieter, gentler story, which is perhaps fitting, considering that amnesia plays a central role. There are, however, some good comic set pieces, like Powell's misadventures with the Boy Scout troupe, the mother in law foot tickling scene, (Interesting that both this film and "Love Crazy" feature irksome moms in law)and Powell's bird sounds, intended to be seductive, but which resemble an avian strangulation. The chemistry between Powell and Loy is magical, as always, and Frank McHugh is good as Powell's sidekick. The rest of the supporting cast is less memorable, which is another contrast with "Love Crazy." Let's give it a solid B. P.S. I would have liked to have seen a bit more of Powell's uptight, cheap Mr. Wilson.
- Maria Ramos
I am enjoying all of William Powell's movies. How can you not love him! He is marvelous in all his movies. He just pulls you right in.
One of William Powell and Myrna Loy's Best
I have seen all of the Powell Loy movies at least 5 times each. This is one of my favorites! Cute story and McHugh is great too.
A Real Treat!
- Paul Minshall
I'd forgotten about this Powell/Loy movie. I seldom miss the chance to see these two together. And Frank McHugh is alway a treat.
- TCM Fan
A very interesting story with great acting from William Powell and Myrna Loy. The plot is quite ingenious with the amnesia causing a series of hilarious events. Powell's character has a hard time fitting back into society after he loses his memory and he can only attempt to piece together his life, including his wife's name, or why she wants to divorce him. A fun movie!
Even better than The Thin Man!
If you enjoy screwball comedies, then you'll love this movie. From the opening scene to the closing credits, it's a pure delight. Just 1 of the 14 movies pairing Powell & Loy. With W.S. Van Dyke's direction, it's a must-see.
This is one of the best William Powell Myna Loy movies. Since it is rarely played, all Powell/Loy fans should make an effort to catch it when it runs. It is great fun.
ONE OF THE GREATEST COMEDIES MADE!
- BOZ II
WILLIAM POWELL AND MYRNA LOY HAVE GOT TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST COMEDY/DRAMA COUPLES TO EVER BE PRESENTED ON THE BIG SCREEN OR TELEVISION TODAY! WE SURE COULD USE MOVIES LIKE THIS IN TODAYS WORLD.
This is one of my favorite movies. For some reason in the credits they don't list Robert Blake (he would have been billed as Mickey Gubitosi?)...he was one of the little boys in the troup.
Akin to the 'Thin Man' series
I found this film very enjoyable and amusing. In my opinion, it deserves a place along with all the other William Powell / Myrna Loy movies.