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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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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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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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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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

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Jane: Oh! I hope Higgins *beats* Higgins!
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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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Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played at the New Tear's Eve party and sung by the guests
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A few good moments, but overall the story is a confused mess.
1 July 2008 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This film doesn't have a very clear picture of what it is or wants to be. There are some good bits when Stewart is on screen and they give him some lines to work with. It works best early on as romantic comedy, but the story keeps heading for more dramatic territory and gets itself lost in the process. By the last fifteen minutes or so, the plot twists are just a series dramatic clichés.

The part with the airplane feels like some leftover footage from another film spliced in.

The main reason I can think of to watch it is if you want be able to say you've seen all of Jimmy Stewart's films.


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