WriterBuddy G. DeSylva, Bert Hanlon Release dateSeptember 22, 1933 Music directorArthur Lange, Cyril J. Mockridge CastLilian Harvey (Looloo Blake), Lew Ayres (Ronnie Gregory), Charles Butterworth (Gerald Gregory), Harry Langdon (Dan Cupid), Sid Silvers (Maxie), Irene Bentley (Jane Holman) Similar moviesVolunteers, Fitzwilly, In Name Only, The Runaway Bride, Terminal Bliss
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My Weakness is a 1933 American Pre-Code musical film directed by David Butler and starring Lilian Harvey, Lew Ayres and Charles Butterworth. It was the second of four films made by the British-German actress Harvey in Hollywood, who had emerged as major star during Weimar Germany.
It both was and wasn't the first mainstream Hollywood film to use the word "gay" as a descriptor of homosexuality. In one scene, Charles Butterworth and Sid Silvers commiserate over their miserable, hopeless shared love for Lilian Harvey, until Butterworth is struck by a solution: "Let's be gay!" However, the Studio Relations Committee censors decreed that the line had to be muffled.