Together Again (film)

Reluctant Model (OT: Together Again ) is an American comedy film from 1944, complete in the Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer the third and final joint appearance as a screen couple for peace lots of love and When Tomorrow Comes.


Anne Crandall takes over after the death of her much older husband whose term as mayor of the small town of Brookhaven in Vermont. Five years later, Anne has earned the respect and love of the townspeople acquired through their tireless efforts for the interests of the common good. Your professional commitment gradually alarmed her father Jonathan Crandall, who advises her to remarry. Anne has this suggestion indignantly and creates instead a bronze statue of her husband, which is situated in front of the town hall. One night, lightning strikes the statue's head from the torso. Urged by her daughter Diana Anne travels to New York to persuade the famous sculptor George Corday to design a new image. George falls instantly in the beautiful widow and leads her out to dinner. Later, the two go into a trendy nightclub, where the famous striptease artist Gloria La Verne occurs. Anne spilled something on her dress and while she washes the stain out and then her dress dried again under the hair dryer, the police makes a raid at the club. Gloria La Verne escapes through the toilet, Anne rips the dress from her hands and can escape so undetected. The police keeps Anne, who is only in underwear in space, for Gloria and arrest them. In the end it creates Anne clarify the circumstances of the arrest and moves awkwardly back to Vermont, determined to tell anyone about the incident. George, who has fallen in love with Anne, follows her. Numerous complications arise when Diana fell in love with George and thus arouses the jealousy of her admirer Gilbert Parker. In order to make Diana jealous again, Gilbert flirts with Anne and falls in love at the end actually in it. In the end, it's Jonathan, who unraveled all romantic entanglements and the matching pairs leads together.


Irene Dunne had risen to one of the most popular female stars in Hollywood until the mid- 1930s, having appeared in tearful melodramas such as Backstreet, The Secret of Madame Blanche or Magnificent Obsession. Her performance in Theodora Goes Wild brought her 1936 second nomination for an Academy Award and allowed the change to comedic compartment. In 1939, she stepped under the direction of Leo McCarey for the first time on the side of Charles Boyer in peace lots of love to. The film was a huge success and the two actors found a few months later for the production of When Tomorrow Comes together. It was missing in the following years of attempts to get the successful on-screen couple back before the cameras. 1940, for example, Irene Dunne was provided for the female lead role alongside Boyer in All This And Heaven Too, before the role went to Bette Davis. 1942 was Metro -Goldwyn -Mayer oblige both for the U.S. remake of Gaslight, before the film finally two years later, finally, as The Gaslight went into production with Boyer and Ingrid Bergman.

Only in mid- 1944, the producer Virginia Van Upp finally found a suitable film material in the romantic comedy Model reluctantly. Irene Dunne had recently signed a contract for two films with Columbia Pictures, whose autocratic and notorious for his vulgarities company boss Harry Cohn, unlike his other female celebrities never treated the actress other than with respect and consideration. For an actress, the film made ​​a welcome change after a series of highly dramatic performances in the patriotic works of A Guy Named Joe and The White Cliffs of Dover. She leaned out of the reason, the simultaneous offer of David O. Selznick from, participate in the home front epic Since You Went Away and decided to model Reluctant and collaboration with Charles Boyer.

The production initially went under the working title A Woman's Privilege front of the cameras, before the movie was renamed in Together Again, a nod to the successful reunification of Dunne and Boyer. Brought the end of 1944 in the National Rental, model was a financial and artistic success in spite of himself. Irene Dunne repeated her role in December 1946 in the popular radio show Lux Radio Theatre with Walter Pidgeon at her side.


The New York Times praised the film as a successful entertainment. Especially the two Supporting Actor Mona Freeman and Jerome Courtland were highlighted. Overall, the film offers

" Cheerful, lightweight entertainment that is perfectly tailored to the talents of the participants. "