It's Love I'm After (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

It's Love I'm After (1937)





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Bette Davis and Leslie Howard play an egotistical Broadway acting team famous for their romantic scenes. In truth, Davis and Howard are crazy about each other, but they spend so much time bickering that they never get around to marriage. The relationship is complicated by young heiress Olivia De Havilland, a fan who worships the ground Howard walks on. Howard tries to scare off the star-struck young lady by threatening her with seduction, but it turns out she enjoys the prospect of being seduced. Everything is straightened out by the climax, though Davis and Howard never quite get to the altar. It's Love I'm After is all the more enjoyable when one recalls the "serious" movie romances carried on by Leslie Howard with both Bette Davis (in The Petrified Forest) and Olivia De Havilland (in Gone with the Wind).


Bette Davis
as Joyce Arden
Leslie Howard
as Basil Underwood
Patric Knowles
as Henry Grant
Eric Blore
as Digges
George Barbier
as William West
Spring Byington
as Aunt Ella Paisley
Bonita Granville
as Gracie Kane
E.E. Clive
as Butler
Valerie Bergere
as Joyce's Maid
Georgia Caine
as Mrs. Kane
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Hinkle
Grace Field
as Mrs. Babson
Harvey Clark
as Mr. Babson
Thomas Pogue
as Mr. Hinkle
Lionel Belmore
as Friar Lawrence
Paul Irving
as House Manager
Jack Mower
as Hotel Clerk
Irving Bacon
as Elevator Man
Georgia Cooper
as Woman Guest
Helen Valkis
as Autograph Hunter
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Critic Reviews for It's Love I'm After

All Critics (3)

A different Leslie Howard and a quite different Bette Davis in a larking farce about an actor's loves.

April 17, 2020 | Full Review…

The earlier sequences of It's Love I'm After are funny and bright, but the story material, never very substantial, is spun out a trifle thin before the end.

July 19, 2019 | Full Review…

A zany film with lots of great witty one-liners and insults. Come for Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland and stay for Eric Blore.

August 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It's Love I'm After


knockabout farce from bette

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