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Made for Each Other (1939)

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Young lawyer meets and marries girl after knowing her one day. Takes bride home to meet his mother who disapproves of the marriage. Lawyer thinks everything will be fine as he moves up the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Jane Mason
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John Horace Mason
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Judge Joseph M. Doolittle
Lucile Watson ...
Mrs. Harriet Mason
Eddie Quillan ...
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Alma Kruger ...
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Young lawyer meets and marries girl after knowing her one day. Takes bride home to meet his mother who disapproves of the marriage. Lawyer thinks everything will be fine as he moves up the ladder of the law firm. He doesn't and things get tough. A baby makes things even tougher. Written by Jack Pfeifer <jackhpfeifer@yahoo.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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10 February 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 19, 1940 with Carol Lombard reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny comes home drunk, his collar changes throughout the scene from being flipped up in the back to being properly placed. See more »

Quotes

Lily, Cook #3: Never let the seeds stop you from enjoying the watermelon.
Jane: That's all right if you've got a watermelon.
Lily, Cook #3: You mustn't say that, Miss Mason. You've got your watermelon, but you chokes yourself up on all the little seeds. I always say "Spit 'em out before they spoil your taste for the melon."
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Opening credits start with hands signing "Carole Lombard" and "James Stewart" to a marriage license. See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung a cappella by the office workers with modified lyrics
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Awkward as a whole, shining in parts
27 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a whole, this movie doesn't work at all. Different parts of the story jump around here and there and fail to form a cohesive piece -- the result of a poorly written script. For instance, halfway into the movie and you still get no idea of where it is all going. You get a vague sense that Johnny's (Jimmy Stewart) inability to support his family and the consequent strain on his relationship with his wife is part of the main plot, only to be completely thrown off by a new development in the story, which doesn't fit into the first portion of the film at all. It's almost like watching two different stories at the same time.

Despite this serious flaw, the film is "saved," so to speak, by its superb cast. Both Charles Coburn and Lucille Watson give their typical character portrayals. Jimmy Stewart gives his usual touching performance that is so well-known to film-goers. Meanwhile, Carole Lombard tries a hand at a dramatic role -- and succeeds. As a wife, she is charmingly believable, and as a mother, simply shines. Thus the unfortunate film is held together -- albeit weakly -- by the performance of the cast. Otherwise there isn't much that would convince one to keep watching. However, it may be worth your time if your main object is to enjoy the performance of either Jimmy Stewart or Carole Lombard, or both.


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