Affectionately Yours (1941): Lloyd Bacon’s Romantic Comedy, Merle Oberon, Dennis Morgan, and Rita Hayworth (Comedy of Remarriage)

Prolific Warner contract director Lloyd Bacon made Affectionately Yours, a romantic comedy starring Merle Oberon, Dennis Morgan, and Rita Hayworth.

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Merle Oberon

Morgan plays foreign correspondent Rickey Mayberry, who flies back from Portugal to the U.S. to keep his wife from divorcing him.

However, on the flight he’s followed by love interest Irene Malcolm (Rita Hayworth).  Meanwhile, Mayberry’s wife Sue (Merle Oberon) divorces him, though she still loves him.

The comedy of errors is compounded by Irene and by Rickey’s boss (James Gleason), who both conspire to keep the couple apart.

Merle Oberon as Sue Mayberry
Dennis Morgan as “Rickey” Mayberry
Rita Hayworth as Irene Malcolm
Ralph Bellamy as Owen Wright
George Tobias as Pasha
James Gleason as “Chet” Phillips
Hattie McDaniel as Cynthia the cook
Jerome Cowan as “Pappy” Cullen
Butterfly McQueen as Butterfly
Renie Riano as Mrs. Snell
Frank Wilcox as “Tommy”
Grace Stafford as “Chickie” Anderson
Carmen Morales as Anita
Murray Alper as Blair
William Haade as Matthews
Pat Flaherty as Harmon
James Flavin as Tomassetti


Directed by Lloyd Bacon
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Screenplay by Aleen Leslie and Edward Kaufman, based on Story by Fanya Foss
Music by Leo F. Forbstein
Cinematography Tony Gaudio
Edited by Owen Marks

Production and distribution: Warner Bros.

Release date: May 10, 1941

Running time: 88 minutes


TCM showed the movie on August 3, 2020.