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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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Tries soooo hard to do too many things... 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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92 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
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:
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: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:
Rock-a-Bye BabySee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Tries soooo hard to do too many things..., 7 November 2004
Author: carole-lombard from Texas

Lombard was tired of doing screwball comedies, and still had her eye on the Selznick ultimate prize, Scarlett O'Hara - but she had to prove she could handle dramatic parts, to herself and to the public. This film is low-key, charming in its own way, but rather schizophrenic in plot. James Stewart is a convincingly earnest young husband and fledgling attorney who meets and marries the Lombard character in a whirlwind romance, before the couple comes crashing back to earth with a loud thud. Baby soon makes three, and Mother-in-Law makes an uncomfortable four -- in a tiny apartment, with an even tinier household budget.

The plot peculiarities begin on a New Year's Eve -- although in the midst of a huge party, Jane and Johnny don't feel much like celebrating. They argue all the time, and can't really remember what they loved about each other to begin with. Then their baby gets desperately ill, and the plot appears to belong in a different movie. After some pretty dramatic twists, the movie returns to its original focus and becomes relatively normal again.

All in all, a fairly entertaining domestic soaper, until the Plot Twist from Mars rears its alien head. You'll be making faces at the screen, saying to yourself, "Hunhhhh?????"

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