Let's Do It Again (1953 film)

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Let's Do it Again
Let's Do It Again (1953 film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Alexander Hall
Produced by Oscar Saul
Written by Mary Loos
Richard Sale
Based on The Awful Truth
1922 play
by Arthur Richman
Starring Jane Wyman
Ray Milland
Aldo Ray
Music by George Duning
Cinematography Charles Lawton Jr.
Edited by Charles Nelson
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • July 17, 1953 (1953-07-17)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.25 million (US)[1]

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.[2]



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
  2. ^ http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/DetailView.aspx?s=&Movie=50911

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