A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
A couple of punches.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Carey drinks (before he gets hit on the head, his refusal to drink is a signal of his prissiness); Kay gets tipsy.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this madcap 1940s comedy is fine for kids and has very little iffy or innappropriate content aside from a bit of drinking. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
William Powell and Myrna Loy appeared in more films together than any screen couple since the silents, and this delightful romantic comedy is one of their best films. Carey's horror as he finds out more and more about his life as "Larry" is balanced by Powell with smooth maneuvering to keep everyone from finding out that he can't remember anything about his life in Habersville. Loy is, as always, "the perfect wife," witty, wise and loyal -- she sees the essence of the truth and is adorably charmed by it.
Even though the plot makes no sense medically, it does make sense dramatically. Kay's motives are justified. She married a bore like Larry because, as she says, she saw something exciting behind his eyes. She was the only one who glimpsed Carey inside of the stiff and proper Larry. And she also sees Carey at his best. When she says he is noble and honest, she turns out to be right.
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