That Uncertain Feeling

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Music Video Distributors, Inc.
1941
84 Minutes
USA
English, Hungarian
Comedy
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Jill Baker (Merle Oberon) has an incurable case of the hiccups, for which she reluctantly agrees to see a psychologist, Dr. Vengard (Alan Mowbray). During her first visit she realizes her hiccups may be related to nerves about her husband, Larry (Melvyn Douglas). Upon her second visit to the psychologist, she runs into a famous pianist (Burgess Meredith), and her doubts about her marriage are intensified when he starts courting her. Larry carries out a plan to renew his wife's affections.

  • Highest Rating
    "Ernst Lubitsch, who produced as well as directed this sharply erotic comedy, seems to have saved up some of his best gags for a candid tale of unfulfilled desire, psychoanalysis, modern art, brazen infidelity and antiquated divorce laws."
    Richard Brody, New Yorker

Awards & Recognition

Nominated
Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture
Academy Awards