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I Married a Witch (1942)

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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

Complete credited cast:
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Jonathan Wooley / Nathaniel Wooley / Samuel Wooley / Wallace Wooley
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Robert Benchley ...
Dr. Dudley White
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Estelle Masterson
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Daniel
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Margaret
Robert Warwick ...
J.B. Masterson
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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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She's a witch (and we do mean witch) who gets what she wants with hex appeal! 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

One of several Paramount Pictures productions purchased by United Artists for theatrical release in 1942-1943 during a product surplus of the former company, and a product shortage of the latter. See more »

Goofs

The film opens with a scene of Puritans in the Massachusetts colony burning witches. No-one was ever burned for witchcraft in America. The accused witches of Salem, Massachusetts, and its environs were hanged, with the exception of Giles Corey, who was pressed to death with rocks. Burning was the European method of executing witches, and pop culture has long confused the two historical spheres. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dudley White: Oh well, it's late, I've got to be getting into my strait jacket. I'll call a broom.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Long, long ago, when people still believed in witches . . . . . See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Horror Story: Burn, Witch. Burn! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You Truly
(1906) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Carrie Jacobs Bond
Played by the wedding band and sung by Helen St. Rayner several times
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Nicely-done comedy with a good cast
23 May 2000 | by (Spotsylvania, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Very well-crafted comedy with some memorable work by Veronica Lake and a charming role for Cecil Kellaway (perfectly cast in this picture). Considering some of the fluffy, forgettable comedies of this era, this one deserves a much better following than it has enjoyed so far. Well worth watching.


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