Powell, Loy and 'one-shot Woody' Van Dyke (the latter didn't dawdle) put The Thin Man series on hold to film this equally zestful screwball comedy. The gambit's a corker: when he's clocked with an oar, fusty small-town businessman Powell suddenly remembers he's a con-man, not the model citizen he's been playing for eight years. He forgets everything else about his life while he's an amnesiac and falls in love anew with his beautiful but bored wife. Loy, however, wants a divorce. The pace flags after the first reel, but cracking dialogue and the stars' perfect rapport ensure plenty of giddy fun.
Cast and crew
|Director:||WS Van Dyke|
|Screenwriter:||Charles Lederer, George Oppenheimer, Harry Kurnitz|