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That Uncertain Feeling Details

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Ernst Lubitsch's That Uncertain Feeling was previously filmed by the director in 1925 as ; both versions were inspired the Victorien Sardou-Emile de Najac bedroom farce . Six year into her marriage to preoccupied insurance salesman Larry Baker (Melvyn Douglas), Jill Baker (Merle Oberson) develops a case of hiccups. Phlegmatic Freudian psychologist Vengard (Alan Mowbray) suggests that Jill's affliction is caused by marital problems, whereupon she decides to enter into a new relationship with Vengard's star patient, hilariously neurotic concert pianist Sebastian (Burgess Meredith). Magnanimously agreeing to a divorce, Larry nonetheless remains in love with Jill, and she with him. They'll get back together, of course, but not until a multitude of delightful misunderstandings. Outside of Burgess Meredith's brilliant comic performance (obviously patterned on Oscar Levant), the film's highlight finds Larry trying to figure out the gentlest possible way to permit Jill to file for divorce on the grounds of cruelty. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 20, 1941

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Werner Richard Heymann Best Dramatic Score 1941 Nominee

Cast

Merle Oberon
as Jill Baker
Melvyn Douglas
as Larry Baker
Burgess Meredith
as Sebastian
Alan Mowbray
as Dr. Vengard
Olive Blakeney
as Margie Stallings
Harry Davenport
as Attorney Jones
Eve Arden
as Sally
Sig Rumann
as Mr. Kafka
Richard Carle
as Butler
Mary Currier
as Maid
Jean Fenwick
as Nurse

Crew

Ernst Lubitsch
Director
Ernst Lubitsch
Producer
Victorien Sardou
Play Author
Donald Ogden Stewart
Screenwriter
Emile DeNajac
Play Author
Walter Reisch
Screenwriter
George Barnes
Cinematographer
Werner Richard Heymann
Composer (Music Score)
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
Irene
Costume Designer
Horace Hough
First Assistant Director
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