Love Crazy

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

One of Conway's better movies, thanks to perfect casting and a brightly inventive script. Powell and Loy, both in cracking form, are blissfully celebrating their fourth anniversary when he gets stuck in a lift with an old flame (Patrick). Complications ensue, mother-in-law (Bates) gleefully smells a rat, and Loy sues for divorce. Powell obtains a postponement on the grounds of insanity (which he demonstrates at every opportunity). Loy retaliates by having him committed; he escapes disguised as his sister; and... well, it all comes out in the wash. This is screwball territory, so questions of implausibility or tastelessness don't really come into it; besides, it really is very funny, with every member of the cast contributing. Highlights include Powell's wonderfully refined drag act, and his efforts to explain, for the benefit of a lunacy commission, what a runaway cockatoo and playing boats with top hats in the swimming-pool had to do with his falling naked out of a tree onto a patio full of party guests.

By: TM


Release details

99 mins

Cast and crew

Jack Conway
William Ludwig, Charles Lederer, David Hertz
William Powell
Myrna Loy
Gail Patrick
Jack Carson
Florence Bates
Sidney Blackmer
Sig Ruman
Vladimir Sokoloff
Elisha Cook Jr
Donald MacBride
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