Let's Live Again


1h 8m 1948

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 1948
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 27 Feb 1948
Production Company
Frank Seltzer Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,031ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Atomic scientist Larry Blake shares a Washington home with his uncle Jim, his explorer brother George, whom he resents, and George's dog. When George leaves on an expedition to Tibet to investigate reports of reincarnations there, Larry is embarrassed by his brother's interest in a such a dubious topic but Larry's secretary, Terry, thinks George is fascinating. The psychiatrist whom Larry is consulting regarding his fraternal rivalry tells him that he is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Later, Larry and Jim receive news that George is believed to have been killed in a plane crash in Tibet, and while Larry is in a bar, a dog suddenly appears. Larry becomes convinced the dog is George reincarnated and has returned to annoy him. The dog follows Larry home and just as George used to do, pulls a handkerchief from Larry's breast pocket, further convincing him that the dog is George. Jim, however, thinks Larry has been drinking too much, and Larry's boss suggests he should rest for a couple of months. Later, Larry is pestered by a novelty salesman, who tries to sell him various items, including a whistle whose high-pitched tones only dogs can hear. When the salesman demonstrates the whistle, the dog runs away, and Larry spends days checking the pound and parks and inserting advertisements in newspapers in an attempt to find the dog. Terry tries to convince Larry that if the dog really was George, he would return of his own accord. One day, in a park, Larry sees the dog being walked by a young lady, Sandra Marlowe. However, when the dog barks at Larry, Sandra refuses to hand him over until Larry can produce witnesses to his ownership claim. Later, after Jim has explained Larry's condition to Sandra. Larry tries to buy the dog, but Sandra declines, refusing to believe it is a reincarnated man. Larry breaks into Sandra's apartment to take the dog but is arrested. Subsequently, Larry's delusion disappears and he decides to romance Sandra, even taking rumba lessons to impress her. However, when he suffers a relapse and again insists that the dog is his brother, he is taken to the Babbling Brook Sanitarium for treatment. Late one night, Jim answers the front door to find George, alive and well. Jim and George go to visit Larry at the hospital, but when George wakes him up, Larry goes berserk. Eventually, however, Larry accepts the fact that George has returned and that he and the dog are not the same. Larry and Sandra decide to get married, as do George and Terry, but at a celebration party, Larry begins to think George is a dog again and is returned to Babbling Brook.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 1948
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 27 Feb 1948
Production Company
Frank Seltzer Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,031ft (8 reels)

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Notes

As the only print available for viewing was missing more than 25 minutes, the summary above was augmented by a cutting continuity deposited in copyright records. A January 4, 1948 New York Times news item reported that Edward Lasker was one of the financial backers of the film.