Once More, My Darling

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Once More, My Darling
Once More, My Darling FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Robert Montgomery
Michael Gordon (uncredited)
Produced by Joan Harrison
Written by Robert Carson
Oscar Saul
Starring Robert Montgomery
Ann Blyth
Music by Elizabeth Firestone
Cinematography Franz Planer
Edited by Ralph Dawson
Production
company
Neptune Productions
Universal International
Distributed by Universal International
Release dates
  • September 20, 1949 (1949-09-20) (United States)
  • September 24, 1949 (1949-09-24) (New York City, New York)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Once More, My Darling is a 1949 American comedy film directed by and starring Robert Montgomery, and Ann Blyth.[1] The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Recording (Leslie I. Carey).[2]

Plot[edit]

The last thing Collier "Collie" Lang wants to do is get married, but Marita "Killer" Connell has other ideas.

Collier, a confirmed bachelor, still lives with his mother, a high-powered attorney. When he is unexpectedly called up by the U.S. Army reserve with the rank of captain, Collier is given a peculiar assignment.

Superior officer Colonel Head, cooperating with law enforcement, tells Collier about a jewel heist and how one of the gems has been spotted in a perfume ad, worn by Marita, a young actress. There is suspicion that a jewel thief who loves Marita gave her this stolen item, not telling her where or how he got it.

Collier's odd assignment is to romance the young lady. Pretending to be a survey taker, he makes her acquaintance at a Beverly Hills hotel where Marita is immediately smitten. So much so that she insists on meeting his mother, crashing Mrs. Laing's party of distinguished guests in an altogether unsuitable outfit and offending them with the scent of her terrible perfume.

Marita manages to coax Collier into driving her to Las Vegas to get married. He tries to stall, then finally blurts out that he has no intention of marrying Marita when the jealous jewel thief bursts in on them. Collier must fight off him, then Marita's chauffeur, then even a passing truck driver.

A heartbroken and angry Marita wants nothing more to do with him, which is about the same time Collier realizes that he really has fallen in love with her.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Once More, My Darling". NY Times. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ "The 22nd Academy Awards (1950) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 

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