Directed by W. S. Van Dyke • 1940 • United States
Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh
William Powell and Myrna Loy star in a screwball romantic comedy about a small-town businessman who recovers from a years-old case of amnesia, remembers his former life as a con man, and realizes that his town—and his wife—are perfect marks for a swindle. Alone on a cruise, Larry Wilson (Powell) knocks his head. He returns home as his former self, George Carey, now pretending to be Larry Wilson—and plotting to con the people of his community out of their money. Unexpectedly, his wife Kay (Loy), who was about to ask for a divorce, is attracted to this newly amorous, somewhat devious Larry, and when she discovers his true identity as a con artist, their romance reignites.