Friday, June 29, 2012

LOVE CRAZY (1941)

This tenth of the fourteen pairings between Loy and Powell is one of the best. I've never sat down to make a complete list from best to worst, but off the top of my head I would rank this around #4 or #5. The films starts out with Powell and Loy as a loving couple celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary. Things are looking great and it's almost guaranteed that Powell's gonna get him some tonight, maybe even some anal!!! Then...the mother-in-law shows up. And she ain't no cool mother-in-law no this bitch is a meddling troublemaker and she stirs up so much shit in her short little visit that by the end of the night Loy has moved out and wants to file for divorce!!!

I won't get into all of the details, but I'll just say that Loy is mad as Hell and Powell gets so desperate to stall the divorce that he pulls out the only option he has left: act crazy and get the hearing delayed for 30 days. Bad news is he does such a good job of acting crazy he gets thrown into an insane asylum! Hahaha! As funny as all that sounds the highlight of the movie is what happens after the insane asylum.

If you're a fan of classic comedies then LOVE CRAZY is a much see. You're not going to be doubled over with laughter or anything, but it's an enjoyable time with a number of memorable lines and familiar faces like: Elisha Cook Jr., Donald MacBride, Gail Patrick and the always great Jack Carson.

Highly recommended. Double feature with LIBELED LADY.
A young Elisha Cook Jr.

I think we all know who that's a reference too.

Gail Patrick and Donald MacBride from MY FAVORITE WIFE!