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  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Garson's US debut was not an auspicious one. She'd just come off GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS and the studio teamed her with Taylor for this weak attempt at romantic comedy. It was Taylor's third flop in a row (after LUCKY NIGHT and LADY OF THE TROPICS), and caused some concern at the studio about his drawing power. Their fears were assuaged when he made WATERLOO...read more

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Garson's US debut was not an auspicious one. She'd just come off GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS and the studio teamed her with Taylor for this weak attempt at romantic comedy. It was Taylor's third flop in a row (after LUCKY NIGHT and LADY OF THE TROPICS), and caused some concern at the studio about

his drawing power. Their fears were assuaged when he made WATERLOO BRIDGE the following year, a critical and financial success. It should have also proved to the bosses at MGM that no star can triumph over a clunky script. Garson is a rich young woman engaged to Ayres. She meets Taylor, finds him

adorable, and bids tata to Ayres, who is a brick about the whole thing, sighs once, then offers the happy couple his congratulations. Taylor is a workaholic and can't find time in his packed schedule to marry Garson until the couple is stopped by patrolman Hurst for speeding and he takes them to a

justice of the peace to be married. Burke is Garson's society mother, fluttering and tripping over her tongue as always, and Owen is her stiff father. The marriage is short-lived because Taylor spends too much time on his career and not enough on his domestic situation, so Garson seeks a divorce.

So far, so light, right? Now comes the totally bogus twist. Ayres feels that Garson and Taylor are truly made for each other. He has a drug that will cause them both to have amnesia; he figures that if they can only forget what's gone before, they might fall in love again. After he slips this

miracle potion into their drinks, they quaff the brew and forget about each other, totally. Now Ayres arranges for them to meet again and, of course, they fall in love once more and marry for the second time. It's just after this wedding that Garson gleefully announces that she's about to have a

baby. Since the film repeats the "falling in love" sequence, it's a bore to watch, despite a few amusing moments and some crackling dialog. Silly stuff made better than it seems by lighthearted acting from the principals and solid secondary work from the supporting cast. REMEMBER? is a picture

that is easily forgotten.

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