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This Thing Called Love (1940 film)

This Thing Called Love is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by Alexander Hall and starring Rosalind Russell and Melvyn Douglas as newlyweds with an odd arrangement: the wife insists on not sleeping together for a trial period. It is the second film adaptation of the play of the same name by Edwin Burke: the 1929 version, which shares the same title, is believed to be lost.

This Thing Called Love
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Directed byAlexander Hall
Produced byWilliam Perlberg
Written byKen Englund
George Seaton
P. J. Wolfson
Based onThis Thing Called Love
by Edwin Burke
StarringRosalind Russell
Melvyn Douglas
Music byWerner R. Heymann
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byViola Lawrence
Production
company
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 20, 1940 (1940-12-20) (Hollywood, California)
  • January 2, 1941 (1941-01-02)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The film was condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency as "contrary to the Christian concept of marriage".[1][2]

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  1. ^ Dick, Bernard F. (2006). Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell. University Press of Mississippi. p. 79. ISBN 1578068908.
  2. ^ "Film 'This Thing Called Love' Recalled on Sherbrooke Protest". Montreal Gazette. March 6, 1941.

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