Let's Do It Again (1953 film)
|Let's Do it Again|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Alexander Hall|
|Produced by||Oscar Saul|
|Written by||Mary Loos
|Based on||The Awful Truth
by Arthur Richman
|Music by||George Duning|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton Jr.|
|Edited by||Charles Nelson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$1.25 million (US)|
Let's Do it Again is a 1953 Technicolor musical film set in 1950 New York, and released by Columbia Pictures. The film was directed by Alexander Hall and starred Jane Wyman, Ray Milland, Aldo Ray, and Tom Helmore. It is the story of a composer's wife (Wyman) who tries to make him (Milland) jealous, but the ploy backfires and leads to divorce.
This color film is a reworking of a stage play by Arthur Richman, The Awful Truth (1922), which was previously filmed in 1925, again in 1929 (The Awful Truth), and in a 1937 film of that name starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant.
The lyrics for the musical numbers were written by Ned Washington.
Broadway philandering composer Gary Stuart (Ray Milland) discovers to his outrage that while he was taking a brief holiday from his marriage to Constance Stuart (Jane Wyman), she spent an evening in a "country inn" with rival composer Courtney Craig (Tom Helmore). Connie points out the impropriety of Gary's own behavior with dancer Lilly Adair (Valerie Bettis), yet when he agrees with her suggestion to consult a lawyer, she is regretful, and the couple get a divorce.
- Jane Wyman as Constance 'Connie' Stuart
- Ray Milland as Gary Stuart
- Aldo Ray as Frank McGraw, Connie's new boyfriend
- Leon Ames as Chet Stuart, Gary's brother
- Valerie Bettis as Lilly Adair
- Tom Helmore as Courtney Craig, a longstanding admirer of Connie
- Karin Booth as Deborah Randolph, Gary's new girlfriend
- Mary Treen as Nelly, Connie's maid
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
- Let's Do It Again at the Internet Movie Database
- Let's Do It Again at the TCM Movie Database
- Let's Do It Again at AllMovie
- Let's Do It Again at the American Film Institute Catalog
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