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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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strange story structure See more (43 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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92 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
Seven actors listed in records for this movie were not seen in the final print. They are (with their character names) Jack Mulhall (Rock Springs Radio Operator), Arthur Gardner (Iowa City Radio Operator), John M. Sullivan (John Hopkins Chemist), John Austin (Allentown Radio Operator), and the three doctors, Robert Strange, Perry Ivins and Gladden James.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:You're worth your weight in gold!
Lily, Cook #3:[chuckles] That's a lot of gold.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Cow Belles (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rock-a-Bye BabySee more »

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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
strange story structure, 15 January 2003
Author: rsyung from United States

I have to agree with other reviews as to the strange mix of genres and bizarre lack of conventional story structure. Normally, in the traditional three-act structure, the basic dilemma is set up in the first act, but in this film, the story just sort of segues gradually into the marriage and then one personal crisis after another, culminating in the illness of the child. In spite of all its shortcomings, Lombard's warmth and vulnerability shine through. I thought Stewart's gradual descent into desperation and self-recrimination strangely prefigured George Bailey in `It's A Wonderful Life.'

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