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I Married a Witch (1942)

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

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(as Rene Clair)

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Margaret
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Tabitha Wooley
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J.B. Masterson
Robert Greig ...
Town Crier
Viola Moore ...
Martha
Mary Field ...
Nancy Wooley
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Harriet Wooley
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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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She knows all about love potions... and lovely motions! See more »


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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The car Wallace drives is a 1941 Cadillac Series 67. The original cost of the car was $2,595-$2,890, or the equivalent of $41,823-$46,577 in 2016. That car, in good condition, would sell at auction for $20,000-$30,000 in 2016. Note how very dirty the car is--that was to prevent reflections of studio lights and equipment. See more »

Goofs

After Margaret raises the shade in Wallace's bedroom and turns around, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving across the bed's canopy, upper right. See more »

Quotes

Wallace Wooley: Now you listen to me, young lady. Come on. Get up.
Jennifer: [she stands] I'm listening, Mr. Wooley.
[he stares at her]
Jennifer: Why do you look at me that way? Oh, my dress. Do you like it?
Wallace Wooley: I-I don't know. It's such a shock to see you dressed. I mean... you're beautiful.
Jennifer: Enough to make a man fall in love?
Wallace Wooley: Mere physical beauty isn't everything.
Jennifer: [disappointed] That's what I thought.
Wallace Wooley: [clears his throat] Look here, Jennifer.
Jennifer: I don't like the tone of your voice!
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

The Battle Cry of Freedom
(1862) (uncredited)
Music by George Frederick Root
In the score at the start of the 1861 scene
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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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