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I Married a Witch (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  30 October 1942 (USA)
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert Benchley ...
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Elizabeth Patterson ...
Margaret
Eily Malyon ...
Tabitha Wooley
Robert Warwick ...
J.B. Masterson
Robert Greig ...
Town Crier
Viola Moore ...
Martha
Mary Field ...
Nancy Wooley
Nora Cecil ...
Harriet Wooley
Emory Parnell ...
Allen, Hotel Owner
Helen St. Rayner ...
Singer at Wedding
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Justice of the Peace
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Storyline

In 1672, two witches (Jennifer and her father Daniel) were burned by puritan Jonathan Wooley. In revenge, Jennifer cursed all future generations of the Wooley family, that the sons will always marry the wrong woman and be miserable. In the 20th century, a bolt of lightning frees Jennifer and her father from the tree that had kept their souls imprisoned. Jennifer assumes corporeal form and decides to make up-and-coming politician Wallace Wooley, then unhappily engaged, even more miserable by getting him to fall in love with her before his wedding. Wallace is a straight arrow, though, and Jennifer has to resort to a love potion. As we all know, love potions tend to backfire, with comedic results. Written by Finchster

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I married a witch...and I'm not complaining, would you? (Poster). See more »


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Release Date:

30 October 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Me casé con una bruja  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

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Quotes

Wooley - civil war incarnation: Where is the nearest recruiting office?
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Soundtracks

I Love You Truly
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Music and Lyrics by Carrie Jacobs Bond
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Lake Makes The Film Fun
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly humorous story with decent special effects, especially considering it was made over 40 years ago. The key ingredient for success in this film was Veronica Lake. She's known more for her peekaboo blonde locks and for starring with Alan Ladd in several hit movies, but Lake was a good comedienne, too.

Susan Hayward does well playing a snotty woman and Cecil Kellaway always plays an interesting character. Frederic March plays opposite Lake and I wish I hadn't read Lake's biography in which she explains how much she hated March. In made the love scenes lose a lot of impact when I learned how "forced" those scenes were.

Oh, well. It's still a nice, lightweight comedy, nothing special but entertaining for the most part.....but it helps to be a fan of Veronica Lake, which I am.


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