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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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30 October 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Me casé con una bruja  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Veronica Lake and Fredric March did not like one another, due in part to some disparaging remarks March made about her. During filming, Lake delighted in playing pranks on March. In one scene in which the two were photographed only from the waist up, Lake stuck her foot in March's groin. In another incident, Lake hid a 40-pound weight under her costume when March had to carry her in his arms. After that incident, March nicknamed the film "I Married a Bitch." See more »

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(at around 50 mins) When the newspaper announces the final of the political career of Wooley after the failed marriage the main story is written in Czech though the rest of the newspaper is in English. See more »

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Jennifer: Ever hear of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire? That was our crowd.
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The Battle Cry of Freedom
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a hidden little gem
19 July 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Veronica Lake and Cecil Kellaway are witches who have been sealed up in a tree for about 300 years. They are NOT nice witches and are thrilled when a bolt of lightning shatters the tree and releases them to do evil! The first thing they want to do is destroy the descendants of the man who persecuted them during the witch trials. His most direct descendant is Frederick March and he is about to marry the woman he loves. So, Veronica plans on meeting him and placing a love potion in his drink so he becomes attracted to her instead--with the intention of then dumping him and leaving him miserable. Of course, being a comedy, she accidentally drinks the potion and falls head over heels for March! The acting is excellent (particularly Kellaway who is uncharacteristically EVIL in this movie) and the writing superb in the short little picture.


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