I Met My Love Again (1938)

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I Met My Love Again: Directed by Joshua Logan, Arthur Ripley, George Cukor. With Joan Bennett, Henry Fonda, Louise Platt, Alan Marshal. College sweethearts Julie and Ives have planned to marry. Their plans go amiss when Julie meets a weak writer and runs off to marry him. After her husband dies, she’s left in Paris, penniless and with a daughter to support. She decides to return to her home town with the intent to renew her romance with Ives. His family and a scheming co-ed vow to avert a reunion of the two…

“There was no way Henry Fonda was going to get top billing in I Met My Love Again, not playing opposite the bossu0026#39;s wife. Fonda was just getting his film career into high gear when he appeared with Joan Bennett who would soon marry producer Walter Wanger. And quite frankly this is what was euphemistically called back in the day, a womanu0026#39;s picture.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTruth be told I can see why Joan gave into temptation and ran off with charming, but dissipated writer Alan Marshal. Fonda quite frankly is something of a dolt back in their college days in courting Bennett. But after ten years when Marshal gets rather stupidly killed in an accident at a party, Bennett packs up their 10 year old daughter Genee Hall and heads back to Vermont to hook up with her old friend who is now a cynical and unhappy biology professor at their old alma mater.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn staid old Vermont Bennettu0026#39;s running off with Marshal was a town scandal and a lot of forces seem to be against them. Spoiled and rich coed Louise Platt and her jealous boyfriend Tim Holt and thereu0026#39;s Fondau0026#39;s mother Dorothy Stickney. And her daughter canu0026#39;t see anyone else in daddyu0026#39;s place.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI Met My Love Again didnu0026#39;t slow down the careers of either Bennett or Fonda, but it seems to have trouble making up its mind which genre it falls in comedy or drama. It never really lives up to the mark in either.”

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