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I Married a Witch
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Director:
Writers:
Robert Pirosh (screen play) and
Marc Connelly (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
30 October 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's a witch (and we do mean witch) who gets what she wants with hex appeal! See more »
Plot:
A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Nicely-done comedy with a good cast See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fredric March ... Jonathan Wooley / Nathaniel Wooley / Samuel Wooley / Wallace Wooley

Veronica Lake ... Jennifer
Robert Benchley ... Dr. Dudley White

Susan Hayward ... Estelle Masterson

Cecil Kellaway ... 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

Aldrich Bowker ... Justice of the Peace
Emma Dunn ... Wife of Justice of the Peace
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Andre ... Girl at Country Club (uncredited)
Georgia Backus ... Older Woman (uncredited)
Charles Bates ... Wooley's Son (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Country Club Extra (uncredited)

Billy Bevan ... Puritan Vendor (uncredited)
Marie Blake ... Purity Sykes (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Photographer (uncredited)
Monte Blue ... Doorman (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Policeman Arresting Daniel (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Second Prison Guard (uncredited)
Ann Carter ... Jennifer Wooley, Wooley's Daughter (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Chester Conklin ... Party Bartender (uncredited)
Georgie Cooper ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Onlooker in Crowd (uncredited)
Gordon De Main ... Man with Masterson on radio (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... First Prison Guard (uncredited)
Frank Elliott ... Magistrate (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Country Club Extra / Man at Fire (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Matron of Honor (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Radio Voice (uncredited)
Florence Gill ... Woman Playing Chess (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Fred, Cop (uncredited)
William Haade ... Policeman at Ambulance (uncredited)
Reed Hadley ... Young Man (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Tom, Bartender (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Fire Chief (uncredited)
Esther Howard ... Extra (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Donivee Lee ... Girl (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Jack Luden ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Renny McEvoy ... Bellboy (uncredited)
David McKim ... Newsboy (uncredited)
James Millican ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Joe, Cab Driver (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore ... Rufus, Samuel's Servant (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ralph Peters ... Second Prisoner (uncredited)
Gerald Pierce ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Mickey Rentschler ... Boy at Country Club (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Country Club Extra (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Country Club Extra / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Kathryn Sheldon ... Elderly Wife (uncredited)
Ernest Shields ... Waiter (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Fireman (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Country Club Extra (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Girl at Country Club (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... First Prisoner (uncredited)

Dan White ... Fireman (uncredited)

Directed by
René Clair  (as Rene Clair)
 
Writing credits
Robert Pirosh (screen play) and
Marc Connelly (screen play)

Thorne Smith (based upon a story: The Passionate Witch)

Norman Matson (story completion)

René Clair  dialogue (uncredited)
André Rigaud  dialogue (uncredited)
Dalton Trumbo  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
René Clair .... producer (as Rene Clair)
Buddy G. DeSylva .... executive producer (uncredited)
Preston Sturges .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Tetzlaff (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eda Warren 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Ernst Fegté 
 
Set Decoration by
George Sawley 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
Leonora Sabine .... hair stylist supervisor (uncredited)
 
Production Management
E.D. Leshin .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
William Forsyth .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Sam Comer .... supervising set decorator (uncredited)
Royce Finley .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound recordist (as Harry Mills)
Richard Olson .... sound recordist
Paul Boistelle .... sound (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Farciot Edouart .... transparencies (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Milton Bridenbecker .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Gene Liggett .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nesta Charles .... script clerk (uncredited)
Jack Gage .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Norman Lacey .... location manager (uncredited)
Jay Tucker .... stand-in: Fredric March (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Finland:S | Germany:6 (re-rating) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (2006) | USA:Approved (PCA #8351) | USA:Passed (as classified and passed by) (The National Board of Review) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
Veronica Lake was best known for her iconic hair style of having her right eye covered. Many women copied the style which caused problems since they were working in war plants and their hair kept getting caught in the machinery. Lake was asked to change her style until after the war. When she did she lost her iconic look and her popularity soon faded along with her career.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Daniel:[(sings)] For tonight I merry merry be / Tomorrow I'll be sober.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Witches (1996) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Hot Time in the Old TownSee more »

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27 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Nicely-done comedy with a good cast, 23 May 2000
Author: smokehill from Spotsylvania, Virginia

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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