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Next Time I Marry (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 9 December 1938 (USA)
Heiress Nancy Crocker Fleming will only receive her inheritance if she marries a "plain American." Her late father was afraid a foreign gigolo would steal her heart and money. So Nancy pays... See full summary »

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James Ellison ...
Anthony J. Anthony
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Count Georgi
Granville Bates ...
H.E. Crocker
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Tilby
Elliott Sullivan ...
Red
Murray Alper ...
Joe
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Heiress Nancy Crocker Fleming will only receive her inheritance if she marries a "plain American." Her late father was afraid a foreign gigolo would steal her heart and money. So Nancy pays Tony Anthony, working on a WPA road project, to marry, then divorce her. When Nancy inadvertently drives off with Tony's dog, Tony seemingly kidnaps her to retrieve the pooch, which leads to a cross-country race between the two to reach Reno and the divorce court since neither one wants to be the second to file papers. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Running Away From Marriage... She Ran Into LOVE!

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Comedy | Romance

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9 December 1938 (USA)  »

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This is the first feature film in which Lucille Ball received top billing. See more »

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H.E. Crocker: Now look here. "William Fleming, a plain American, with his hands he wrought his wealth from the hills, and filched from no man's store." That's why he wanted his money to go to a plain American when Nancy married.
Count Georgi: I will give up my title. I will become a plain American.
H.E. Crocker: Oh, now, that's white of you.
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The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
(ca 1745) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Hummed, whistled and sung by James Ellison with modified lyrics
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pleasant fluff
7 January 2006 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

heiress lucille ball has to marry a 'plain American' to get her inheritance. already engaged to fortune hunter boyfriend lee bowman(is he really a count, who knows)she engages road worker james ellison, who is prepared to marry her for a certain summe of money...

not an unusual plot for a 30's screwball comedy..

one of few early films with lucille ball that i saw, i didn't expect a laughing riot (never liked her later TV persona much)but i was pleasantly surprised by this one.

the plot is funny and has a good tempo, lucille gives a good performance as an hysterical heiress, james ellison is a delight(never noticed him in any other movies though)and overall this movie amused me enough to catch it a second time..(which isn't that easy since its not commercially available) recommended


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