I Love You Again

Synopsis: While alone on a cruise, the upstanding - and mean - teetotaler, Larry Wilson, receives a blow on the head, causing him to revert to his old, forgotten persona of man-about-town and swindler, George Carey. Deciding to get what he can out of his position as Wilson, he returns to Wilson's hometown to continue the pretense. The only trouble is he takes a serious shine to his wife, Kay, and doesn't at all agree that Larry should be letting her go.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): W.S. Van Dyke
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Always the same thing. | You'll find one on every boat,

no matter where you go. I've been | twice around the world, and it...

Well, gentlemen, last night out.

How about having a little drink with me?

- Dutch treat, of course. | - Of course.

- Of course. | - What'll it be?

- Bourbon and soda. | - Make mine the same.

- You know mine. | - Yeah, ginger ale and grape juice.

- Come, Wilson, that's no drink! | - Well, that's all I ever take.

You know, it's a downright shame

that you gentlemen have | never been to Habersville.

You don't know what you've | missed. Fine cultural background,

YMCA, beautiful library, and...

And our Rotary Club. Well, gentlemen,

you could drop in there | any Thursday afternoon

and meet the finest bunch of | fellows you've ever met in your life.

I can imagine.

Let's see, that's 15 for mine, isn't it?

- Yes. There's no special tonight. | - There's twenty.

- The extra nickel is for you. | - Oh, thank you.

You know, gentlemen, there's | another thing about Habersville.

- You'll find there that we have... | - A little straight one.

Hi, boys! Make that two. Make it three.

- Make it four. | - Thank you, no. I don't indulge.

So, you're too good to drink with me, huh?

Well, good night, gentlemen.

Hey, what's the matter? I | asked you to have a drink.

- And I refused. | - Oh, no. You can't do that.

- You can't insult me! | - Nonsense, Ryan. Mr. Wilson doesn't drink.

I know. Grape Juice | Wilson! Tonight he drinks!

You've snooted me long enough on this boat.

This is supposed to be a pleasure cruise.

You've been nothing but a killjoy! Why | don't you take off that stuffed shirt?

Go on, knock me down!

You're inebriated.

- What? | - Inebriated.

He did, did he?

So, you think I'm inebriated, huh?

I'll show you if I'm inebriated.

I can walk a straight line | with anybody on this boat,

with anybody on any boat.

I can walk a straight line | with anybody in the world.

You know what I'm going to do? | I'm going to walk that rail!

I wouldn't do that if I were you, sir.

You're too intoxicated to | realize your peril, sir.

I realize. I realize.

I want to show you something.

Here's something you | can't do, Mr. Grape Juice.

Look. Blindfolded.

A man overboard! Man overboard!

- Man overboard! | - Help! Help!

Man overboard!

- Man overboard! | Ahoy! Ahoy!

There's two of them.

It's Ryan. No, Wilson. | He jumped in to save him.

- That's the stuff. | - Who is it?

Wilson, the grape juice man!

That's the stuff, pal.

How you feeling?

Dizzy? Little weak, huh?

- You dirty rat! You slugged me! | - Take it easy, pal.

- Take it easy! | - You slugged me!

No, I didn't, pal. Honest, | I didn't. Honest, I didn't.

- It was a sailor with an oar. | - Sailor with a...

Hey, wait a minute.

Why, this is a boat. What's the idea?

- Why, you saved my life last night! | - I... What'd I want to do that for?

I don't know. It was certainly something | for a guy like you to save a mug like me.

Now, wait a minute. Wait a minute!

Last night on a train somebody | snatched 10 grand from me and...

I made a grab for him. There was | a fight. He must have slugged me.

- But that wasn't a sailor with an oar. | - Yes, it was.

So help me, Mr. Wilson.

- What did you call me? | - Wilson. Mr. Wilson. Your name.


- I'll go get the doctor. | - Sit down!

Who's that?

- I can get the doctor in just a minute. | - No, sit down!

Why, that's real!

Look, pal. I won't be a minute. The | doctor is right down the corridor.

Say, listen to me.

Last night I was on my way to | the fight with 10 grand to bet.

- What fight? | - Don't you read the papers?

The Schmeling-Stribling | fight! I must have missed it.

- I'll say you did, by about nine years! | - By about...

What date's this?

Here's the ship's news.

April the 10th.

- 1940. That's a misprint. | - Honest, pal, that's right.

But this is 1931.

- I got to get the doctor. | - Wait a minute.

I don't need a doctor. I need a drink!

It's right here for you.

- Ginger ale and grape juice. | - No, no, no! I said a drink!

Well, this is what you been | drinking, buckets of it!

Ginger ale and grape juice?

There's no prohibition | on these boats, is there?

There ain't no more prohibition. | Roosevelt called it off.

Roosevelt? Teddy's been dead for nearly...

No, no, not Teddy Roosevelt! Franklin | Delano Roosevelt, the President!

- He's the Governor of New York! | - He's the President of the United States.

He's been elected twice.

How's he doing?

Look, Mr. Wilson.

I don't know what's the matter with you, | but whatever it is, you can count on me.

I don't suppose you'll understand this, | but after what happened last night,

I'm going straight! So help me, Mr. Wilson!

Say, why do you keep calling me | Wilson? My name is Carey, George Carey.

You're not the George Carey that | was partners with Duke Sheldon

in all them con games?

- What if I was? | - Wait a minute.

Don't be that way with me. After | all, we're in the same business.

- What's your racket? | - I just kind of work the boats.

You know, a little cards, dice.

The last thing I remember is getting | aboard the train to go to the fight.

But that was in 1931. Haven't you | got a line on yourself since then?

Nine years ago! You know, | it's just like yesterday to me.

Where have I been? Where was I?

Say, wait a minute.

- There's a name for it! | - Name for what?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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