This Thing Called Love

Russell and Douglas play a pair of newlyweds who have a problem with sex. The problem is he wants to and she doesn't. Russell feels that a three-month celibacy period should come first, but Douglas, ever the charmer, tries to wear her down. Eventually his little schemes work, but he still must wait a bit longer as he's contracted poison oak. This adult...read more

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Russell and Douglas play a pair of newlyweds who have a problem with sex. The problem is he wants to and she doesn't. Russell feels that a three-month celibacy period should come first, but Douglas, ever the charmer, tries to wear her down. Eventually his little schemes work, but he still

must wait a bit longer as he's contracted poison oak. This adult comedy was directed gracefully, handling the sensitive material nicely. Occasionally repetitive, the result is a funny, well-acted sex comedy. By today's standards it's fairly mild with a good deal of innocent charm, but it was

scandalous enough in 1940 to be banned by the Legion of Decency.