William Powell and Myrna Loy romp merrily through another marital comedy loaded with solid comedy, compactly set up and tempoed at a zippy pace. Love Crazy is a standout laugh hit of top proportions, a happy successor to previous Powell-Loy teamings.

William Powell and Myrna Loy romp merrily through another marital comedy loaded with solid comedy, compactly set up and tempoed at a zippy pace. Love Crazy is a standout laugh hit of top proportions, a happy successor to previous Powell-Loy teamings.

Under most expert piloting of Jack Conway, pair take advantage of every opportunity to create maximum of laughs from every situation offered and even dip into broad slapstick and Sennettized chase.

Story [by David Hertz and William Ludwig] is light. It’s the happily-married pair’s fourth anniversary, and they plan to repeat happenings of their wedding night, but mother-in-law arrives to send plans awry. Meeting of Powell with a former flame (Gail Patrick) prompts jealousy, separation, and plans for a divorce.

To gain time, in endeavor to reconcile with his wife, Powell simulates insanity, and lands in a private sanatorium. Escaping, he returns home to masquerade as his sister.

There’s a wealth of comedy material in the script for director Jack Conway to capably transform to the screen.

Love Crazy

Production

M-G-M. Director Jack Conway; Producer Pandro S. Berman; Screenplay William Ludwig, Charles Lederer, David Hertz; Camera Ray June; Editor Ben Lewis; Music David Snell; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse

Crew

(B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1941. Running time: 97 MIN.

With

William Powell Myrna Loy Gail Patrick Jack Carson Florence Bates Sidney Blackmer
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