LOVE CRAZY (1941) B/W 99m dir: Jack Conway

w/William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson, Florence Bates, Sidney Blackmer

From Variety's contemporary review of the film: "William Powell and Myrna Loy romp merrily through another marital comedy loaded with solid comedy, compactly set up and tempoed at a zippy pace. Love Crazy is a standout laugh hit of top proportions, a happy successor to previous Powell-Loy teamings [for example, THE THIN MAN and WIFE VS. SECRETARY].

"Under most expert piloting of Jack Conway, pair takes advantage of every opportunity to create maximum of laughs from every situation offered and even dip into broad slapstick and Sennettized chase.

"Story [by David Hertz and William Ludwig] is light. It's the happily married pair's fourth anniversary, and they plan to repeat happenings of their wedding night, but mother-in-law arrives to send plans awry. Meeting of Powell with a former flame (Gail Patrick) prompts jealousy, separation, and plans for a divorce.

"To gain time, in endeavor to reconcile with his wife, Powell simulates insanity, and lands in a private sanitorium. Escaping, he returns home to masquerade as his sister.

"There's a wealth of comedy material in the script for director Jack Conway to capably transform to the screen."