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Together Again (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 22 December 1944 (USA)
A prim and proper widow who has succeeded him as mayor of a provincial Vermont town hires a worldly New York sculptor for her husband's statue.

Director:

Charles Vidor

Writers:

Virginia Van Upp (screen play), F. Hugh Herbert (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Irene Dunne ... Anne Crandall
Charles Boyer ... George Corday
Charles Coburn ... Jonathan Crandall Sr
Mona Freeman ... Diana Crandall
Jerome Courtland ... Gilbert Parker
Elizabeth Patterson ... Jessie
Charles Dingle ... Morton Buchanan
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Anne Crandall is the mayor of a small town in Vermont. Her deceased husband had been the mayor for years and when he died, she was left to carry on and to raise his daughter from his first marriage. She lives with the daughter, her father-in-law and a housekeeper. In the town square, there was a statue of her late husband and every year since his death, they have an anniversary celebration there. This year during a thunderstorm, the statue is hit by lightning and the head falls off. The daughter insists that a new statue be erected instead of patching the old one. Mayor Crandall is sent to New York to interview the prospective sculptor, George Corday. While there, she gets involved in a nightclub raid and goes to jail after she is mistaken for the club's stripper. Back at home, she tries to keep the scandal quiet and to forget Corday but he shows up and moves into her garage to work on the statue. Corday playfully uses the scandal to blackmail her into accepting his advances. Ann ... Written by ms_sunshine

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...E o Amor Voltou See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (re-edited American)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Third and final film to pair Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer, after Love Affair (1939) and When Tomorrow Comes (1939). Even the title "Together Again" seems to reflect the fact that the actors are starring together again, and is not significantly related to the plot of the film. See more »

Quotes

Anne Crandall: My, my, it certainly is philosophical out tonight.
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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Adiós, Muchachos
(uncredited)
Music by Julio C. Sanders (as Julio Cesar Sanders) (1927)
Lyrics by César Felipe Vedani
Used as leitmotif throughout film
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little town mayor goes to the big city
17 January 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Some fun big names in this one... Charles Coburn (Jonathan) was awesome in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".... Anne is played by Irene Dunn, who had made a whole bunch of films with Cary Grant. Lots of talking right at the beginning, and we hear how Mayor Anne Crandall has always been the straight arrow, putting others' needs before her own. This story has quite a bit in common with "Key to the City" from 1950. Small town mayor goes traveling to the big city, makes unwanted headlines, the troubles begin... although "Key" was MGM, "Together Again" was Columbia Pictures.. AND it came first. Although, honestly, "Key" was much more zany and fun. "Together" is much more sedate, calm, and collected. Boyer and Dunn are both stealing every scene, and we don't feel the chemistry we see in "Key to the City". Directed by Charles Vidor, who would also direct "Gilda" a couple years later . "Together Again" is pretty good. If you haven't seen "Key to the City", try to see that one too!


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