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I Met My Love Again (1938)

College sweethearts Julie and Ives have planned to marry. Their plans go amiss when Julie meets a weak writer and runs off to marry him. After her husband dies, she's left in Paris, ... See full summary »

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Allene Corliss (novel), David Hertz
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Bennett ... Julie Weir
Henry Fonda ... Ives Towner
Louise Platt ... Brenda Wayne
Alan Marshal ... Michael Shaw
May Whitty ... Aunt William (as Dame May Whitty)
Alan Baxter ... Tony
Dorothy Stickney ... Mrs. Emily Towner
Tim Holt ... Budge Williams
Florence Lake ... Carol Towner
Elise Cavanna Elise Cavanna ... Agatha
Genee Hall Genee Hall ... Little Michael Shaw
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College sweethearts Julie and Ives have planned to marry. Their plans go amiss when Julie meets a weak writer and runs off to marry him. After her husband dies, she's left in Paris, penniless and with a daughter to support. She decides to return to her home town with the intent to renew her romance with Ives. His family and a scheming co-ed vow to avert a reunion of the two... Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Lightning See more »

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Budget:

$428,800 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 30, 1938 with Joan Bennett and Henry Fonda reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Julie Weir: I'm right here.
[she kisses him]
Ives Towner: Gosh, that's... Julie, do you mean...?
Julie Weir: [she nods]
Ives Towner: Are you sure you mean it?
Julie Weir: It wasn't just an impulse, Ives. I love you. I love you and I couldn't stand it any longer. I thought you'd never kiss me. Five years on the same road and it just came over me. There! Had to say it quickly or never.
Ives Towner: O, 'lie, I can't believe it. More than I ever expected. Julie... Julie...
Julie Weir: Oh, I do mean it, Ives. Let's go to Upton and get married. Today. Shall we? Shall we?
Ives Towner: You really would...
Julie Weir:
[...]
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Bennett and Fonda
7 June 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Henry Fonda and Joan Bennett star in "I Met My Love Again," a 1938 film featuring Dame May Witty, Alan Marshal, Louise Platt, and codirected by Josh Logan, Fonda's buddy from Princeton.

Julie and Ives (Bennett and Fonda) become engaged while in college, but Ives doesn't want to get married until he amounts to something. One day, Julie and a friend go to buy him a birthday gift; there's a tremendous rainstorm, and Julie, her car turned over, stops at the home of a writer (Marshal). He's impetuous and funny, and planning to move to Paris. They marry and do just that.

Ives becomes a local professor; Julie and her husband have a daughter, Michael, but basically she's unhappy. Her husband doesn't do much writing but a lot of partying, and he's constantly getting into fights. One night, he and another man have a pistol duel, and he's killed.

Julie eventually returns to her home town with her daughter and connects with Ives again, but a lot of people are against them, his mother for one. And a student of Ives (Louise Platt) has fallen in love with him and wants to marry him.

I saw a really bad print of this. It's a sweet film and the leads are very attractive; if I'd been Fonda's student, I'd have fallen for him too. He was pretty adorable. They made a good couple.

"I Met My Love Again" is just not much of a film. It's pleasant but not memorable. If you see it, see it for the leads and the always delightful Dame May Witty.


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