So Goes My Love

  • 1946
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Comedy

Hiram Stephen Maxim was an inventor in the 1800s whose son, Hiram Percy Maxim, wrote a book about his late father which served as the basis for this romantic comedy. Once again, Ameche is a struggling inventor. (After having played Bell in THE STORY OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, his name became a slangy synonym for the telephone.) Loy is a Bostonian who seeks...read more

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Hiram Stephen Maxim was an inventor in the 1800s whose son, Hiram Percy Maxim, wrote a book about his late father which served as the basis for this romantic comedy. Once again, Ameche is a struggling inventor. (After having played Bell in THE STORY OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, his name

became a slangy synonym for the telephone.) Loy is a Bostonian who seeks a wealthy husband but winds up with Ameche. The movie depicts their travails, hopes, joys, and domestic squabbles. Ameche is extremely eccentric, and Loy provides the stability he needs. They have a son, Driscoll, and the

relationship between him and Ameche is a standout in the story. The film is quite episodic: there seems to have been too judicious an editor because certain motivational scenes appear to have been snipped. The nostalgic settings contribute to the pleasure of the film. Gaines has a small role as

the rich man to whom Loy is engaged when she falls for the much more exciting Ameche. Williams does a cameo as a nutty artist whom Loy hires to paint a portrait of Ameche. Loy was three years older than Ameche when this picture was made (she was 41, he was 38), but you'd never know it; her beauty

continued long after that of others had faded. Good music from Hans Salter, who used his initials H.J. in the credits because "Hans" was not a very popular name in the days immediately following WW II.

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