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Made for Each Other -- Young lawyer meets and marries girl after knowing her one day. Takes bride home to meet his mother who disapproves of the marriage...

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Director:
Writers:
Jo Swerling (screenplay)
Rose Franken (suggested by a story by)
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Release Date:
10 February 1939 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Touching (if flawed) story of likeable young married couple. See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Carole Lombard ... Jane Mason

James Stewart ... John Horace Mason

Charles Coburn ... Judge Joseph M. Doolittle
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Harriet Mason
Eddie Quillan ... Conway
Alma Kruger ... Sister Madeline
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon ... Newark Radio Operator (uncredited)

Raymond Bailey ... Salt Lake City Hospital Chemist (uncredited)
Bonnie Belle Barber ... John Mason Jr. - Infant (uncredited)
Louise Beavers ... Lily - Cook #3 (uncredited)

Ward Bond ... Jim Hatton (uncredited)
Donald Briggs ... Mr. Carter (uncredited)
Harlan Briggs ... Judge (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Ranger on Telephone (uncredited)
Frederick Chapin ... Younger Doolittle (uncredited)
Russ Clark ... Omaha Radio Operator (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Juror (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Co-Worker (uncredited)
Esther Dale ... Annie - Cook #1 (uncredited)

Harry Davenport ... Dr. Healy (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
Harry Depp ... Hutch (uncredited)
Robert Elliott ... Airport Operations Manager (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ... Hospital Cashier (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Johns Hopkins technician (uncredited)
Ruth Gillette ... Tipsy Blonde at New Year's Eve Party (uncredited)
Russell Hopton ... Collins (uncredited)
Olin Howland ... Farmer (uncredited)
Arthur Hoyt ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Victor Kilian Jr. ... Chicago Radio Operator (uncredited)
Tom London ... Ranger (uncredited)
Ethel Marical ... Nurse (uncredited)

Edwin Maxwell ... Messerschmidt (uncredited)
Tom McGuire ... Bailiff (uncredited)
James McNamara ... Juror (uncredited)

Carlyle Moore Jr. ... North Platte Radio Operator (uncredited)
Wilhelmina Morris ... Nurse (uncredited)
Jack Mulhall ... Rock Springs Radio Operator (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Harry - Elevator Starter (uncredited)
Renee Orsell ... Hilda - Cook #2 (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Denver Radio Operator (uncredited)
John Picorri ... Juror (uncredited)
Mickey Rentschler ... Office Boy (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ... John Horace Mason's Secretary (uncredited)
Ivan F. Simpson ... Simon - Judge Doolittle's Brother (uncredited)

Milburn Stone ... Newark Official (uncredited)
Jackie Taylor ... John Mason Jr. - One Year Old (uncredited)

Nella Walker ... Dr. Langham's Nurse-Receptionist (uncredited)
Ruth Weston ... Eunice Doolittle (uncredited)
Marjorie Wood ... Nurse (uncredited)
Harry Worth ... New York Hospital Chemist (uncredited)

Directed by
John Cromwell 
 
Writing credits
Jo Swerling (screenplay)

Rose Franken (suggested by a story by)

Frank Ryan  contributor: humorous situations (uncredited)

Produced by
David O. Selznick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Oscar Levant (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
James E. Newcom 
 
Production Design by
William Cameron Menzies 
 
Art Direction by
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Stacey .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Edward G. Boyle .... interior decorator
Dorothea Holt .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Noyes .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Jack Cosgrove .... special effects
Edmund E. Fellegi .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Hal C. Kern .... supervising film editor
 
Music Department
Louis Forbes .... music director (as Lou Forbes)
David Buttolph .... composer: music cues (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: music cues (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lillian K. Deighton .... researcher (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
David O. Selznick's experience of trying to have life-saving serum flown in for his critically ill brother was the basis for the flying sequences ending the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When John Mason (Jimmy Stewart) visits Judge Doolittle's home in the middle of the night, as John is pleading with the judge's brother Simon to wake up the judge, Simon mouths the exact words John is saying as he is saying them, showing his memorization of the script.See more »
Quotes:
Jane:The next time you go out and get tanked, if you don't take me, I'll get a divorce.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Cow Belles (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Made For Each OtherSee more »

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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Touching (if flawed) story of likeable young married couple., 14 March 1999
Author: (otter_c@ix.netcom.com) from Mountain View, Ca.

Jimmy Stewart and Carole Lombard make an incredibly appealing couple, one whose everyday middle-class joys and sorrows you like sharing. That's all there is to the movie, pretty much, Jimmy and Carole get married, have a baby, deal with in-laws, money troubles, changes in their relationship, all the things everyone does. It's the opposite of an Action Flick, here domestic sorrows like pay cuts and not having a baby sitter on New Year's Eve are treated as seriously as real people treat them, and the movie is well made enough that you care. Who couldn't care about such nice, funny, sensitive people? For much of its length, it's a better "Penny Serenade".

The place where it falls apart is the ending, which is a ludicrously inappropriate melodrama about flying medicine in from thousands of miles away in a storm, it just doesn't belong in the same movie. But, I like the story behind it: Like a character in the movie, producer David Selznick's brother Myron (a power agent) was taken seriously ill, and was basically given up for dead. A doctor said that the only thing that could save him was a rare/experimental drug that wasn't available in LA, it had to be flown in from the east coast in terrible weather. The Selznick family sweated for hours, trying to keep in touch with a heroic pilot who was risking his life to save a stranger. When the pilot landed safely and Myron was saved, David Selznick the workaholic producer said "This it too good to waste on Myron. Let's put it in a picture!" I just wish he'd waited for a better place to use it.

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