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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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Cast

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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)
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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)
 
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Lillian K. Deighton .... researcher (uncredited)
 
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92 min
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Jane:Are you a man or a mouse?
John Horace 'Johnny' Mason:A mouse!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Cow Belles (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Sugary Melodrama, 2 December 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

James Stewart and Carole Lombard meet and marry on impulse while Stewart is in Boston on a case.

When they get back to New York the two of them go through a lot of the trials that newlyweds do, a seemingly unfeeling and uncomprehending boss, a bitter mother-in-law for Lombard, a new baby and then a sick toddler. I guess the fact that they get through it all is proof that they were indeed Made for Each Other.

Other reviewers have noted some similarities between It's A Wonderful Life and Penny Serenade. They are certainly there. What's not there is the screwball comedy that we remember Carole Lombard for. No laughs in this one, she plays this quite seriously and shows her versatility.

Stewart however is pure Stewart. It's as if Jefferson Smith had gone to law school instead of becoming a Boy Ranger. He's so idealistic and full of hope as he starts married life with Lombard. As he appeals to Charles Coburn for financial help to save his kid, the whole audience in the theaters must have felt along with him.

The two have some problems keeping household staff and when they find one they really like, their budget crunch forces them to let Louise Beavers go. Though it sure has some racial clichés in it, my favorite moment comes from Louise Beavers in that scene with Carole Lombard as Lombard tells her they will have to discharge her. Beavers is a woman with real heart and soul and her words of comfort to Lombard never fail to move me.

For fans of melodramatic soap opera and the two stars. Some may find Made for Each Other too saccharine, but I like it.

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