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Love Crazy (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 23 May 1941 (USA)
A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

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Jack Conway

Writers:

William Ludwig (screenplay), Charles Lederer (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Powell ... Steve Ireland
Myrna Loy ... Susan Ireland
Gail Patrick ... Isobel Grayson
Jack Carson ... Ward Willoughby
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Cooper
Sidney Blackmer ... George Renny
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Wuthering (as Sig Rumann)
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Dr. Klugle
Donald MacBride ... 'Pinky' Grayson
Sara Haden ... Cecilia Landis
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Bristol
Fern Emmett ... Martha
Joseph Crehan ... Judge
George Meeker ... DeWest
Clarence Muse ... Robert
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Storyline

Steve and Susan Ireland are about to celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary by re-enacting their first date. When Susan's meddling mother interrupts and injures herself. Steve is left to take care of her and when he meets an old flame in the elevator--Susan's mother takes the opportunity to break-up their marriage. She convinces Susan that Steve is cheating on her-Susan files for divorce. Steve has one solution to save his marriage...Pretend he is insane. Written by Kelly

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From blissful kisses to sizzling hisses, they're Mr. and Mrs. again! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Folie douce See more »

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Budget:

$889,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

William Powell had a mustache for the entire length of his career, but he shaved it off for this movie for the sequences in which his character poses as a woman. See more »

Goofs

When Isobel is trying to hide Steve in her room after he escapes from her husband's shower, a large shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the curtains in front of the large windows out to the patio. See more »

Quotes

[Susan phones "Pinky" Grayson; her husband is out with Grayson's wife]
'Pinky' Grayson: Yes?
Susan Ireland: Hello? Is Mr. Ireland there?
'Pinky' Grayson: Mr. Ireland? No, certainly not!
Susan Ireland: Oh, well, is Mrs. Grayson there?
'Pinky' Grayson: Mrs. Grayson? No, she's not; there's nobody here. And I'm busy.
Susan Ireland: Well, I'm sorry to bother you, but when do you expect them back?
'Pinky' Grayson: Well, I don't expect them ba- Say, wait a minute, do you mean that my wife's out with Steve Ireland?
Susan Ireland: Well, uh, yes, she is, but, uh, of course I don't mean that there's anything wrong...
'Pinky' Grayson: Who is this?
[...]
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Connections

References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Delightful to Be Married
(1907) (uncredited)
Written by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Anna Held
Played on a record and sung by William Powell in the opening scene
Variations played as background music often
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The name's Willoughby, Ward Willoughby...
3 March 2005 | by theowinthropSee all my reviews

Although two of the "Thin Man" films, and "I Love You Again" usually have their fans as the best Powell-Loy romp, this one is in that select bunch. Powell never did another film with a drag scene in it - and what a scene (his fake breast slowly collapses when it is snared on a record player). The scenes with psychiatrists Vladimir Sokoloff and Sig Ruman are funny too, as are the various confrontations with mother-in-law Florence Bates (notice that business about the unwanted rug she gave them), and ...best of all... the other man in the plot - Jack Carson who is always ready to explain he is Ward Willoughby (one wonders if Rod Sterling watched this and Willoughby's eventual fate, when he created the "Twilight Zone" episode about the town of that name). I found this an absolute scream, and recommend it highly.


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