This Thing Called Love (1940 film)

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This Thing Called Love
Directed by Alexander Hall
Produced by William Perlberg
Written by Ken Englund
George Seaton
P. J. Wolfson
Based on This Thing Called Love
by Edwin Burke
Starring Rosalind Russell
Melvyn Douglas
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Cinematography Joseph Walker
Edited by Viola Lawrence
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 20, 1940 (1940-12-20) (Hollywood, California)
  • January 2, 1941 (1941-01-02)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

This Thing Called Love is a 1940 romantic comedy film starring Rosalind Russell and Melvyn Douglas as newlyweds with an odd arrangement: the wife insists on not sleeping together for a trial period. This is the second film adaptation of the play of the same name by Edwin Burke: the 1929 version, which shares the same title, is believed to be lost.

This film was condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency as "contrary to the Christian concept of marriage".[1][2]


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  1. ^ Dick, Bernard F. (2006). Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell. University Press of Mississippi. p. 79. ISBN 1578068908. 
  2. ^ "Film 'This Thing Called Love' Recalled on Sherbrooke Protest". Montreal Gazette. March 6, 1941. 

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