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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Not a bad idea for a movie, but the last 15 minutes is insane....and not in a good way!
2 September 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Have you ever watched a film that you were enjoying only to wonder, abruptly, if the writer went nuts? This is EXACTLY the way I felt with "I Met My Love Again". It's a dandy film through the first 80%--not perfect, but enjoyable. But then, in the finale, I almost wanted to scream because the film became a stupid and incomprehensible mess! So beware--the ending is just awful.

The film begins with Julie (Joan Bennett) and Ives (Henry Fonda) falling in love. However, he's in school and their engagement is quite prolonged. One day, Julie meets a very exciting author and he sweeps her off her feet--marrying her even though they barely know each other. Well, not surprisingly, he turns out to be a horrible husband and soon dies--leaving her without money but with a child (who is a real brat). With some money sent to her by her aunt, Julie returns home for the first time in a decade. Not surprisingly, when she sees Ives, their reunion is rather cold and she decides it's probably for the best to just leave town for good. However, when they see each other again, despite the years and hurt, he declares his love for her and they SHOULD have a happy ending, right? Well, perhaps eventually, but in the meantime all sorts of contrived monkey wrenches are tossed into the picture--and MANY folks try to prevent their marriage. To make it MUCH worse and utterly ridiculous, Julie decides to deal with one of the problems in one of the most insane and stupid manners you can imagine....no, I doubt if you can imagine just how nuts her behaviors are...yet, inexplicably, she's NOT placed in a psychiatric institution! What, exactly, happens in this ending? Well, see it for yourself...but don't say I didn't warn you. Overall, a decent film that becomes stupid very, very quickly.


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