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I Married a Witch
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Robert Pirosh (screen play) and
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Release Date:
30 October 1942 (USA) See more »
She's a witch (and we do mean witch) who gets what she wants with hex appeal! See more »
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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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Haunt Me, Please Haunt Me!! See more (50 total) »


  (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)
Crew verified as complete

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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)

Did You Know?

Joel McCrea was initially cast as the lead, but declined the role because he didn't want to work again with Veronica Lake, his co-star in Sullivan's Travels (1941).See more »
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 »
J.B. Masterson:Will you try to be a little more pleasant, at least until after the wedding?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Witches (1996) (V)See more »
The Battle Cry of FreedomSee more »


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35 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Haunt Me, Please Haunt Me!!, 4 June 2004
Author: Peter Fairburn ( from Shediac River, New Brunswick

I'm sure there are many women just as beautiful as Veronica Lake. I'm sure there were, and will be, directors as gifted as Rene Clair. And I'm sure there are Irish mischief makers as amusing as Cecil Kellaway. And politicians as stuffy and pompous as Frederic March. But the combination here in this wonderful fluff is without equal.

Some Hollywood ace, befuddled and benumbed on a steady diet of coke and guacamole, has decided to remake this amazing film. Perhaps we will be shown a flash of real naked witch. But it will never be as sensual as the imagined view of Lake, as she appears in a smoke-filled hotel room. Perhaps in the re-make we will be shown the two characters locked together in a passionate embrace. But it will never equal what we imagine as we see the two ascend the stairs in this wonderful original.

It's not that Hollywood is doomed to produce banality in this new century; it's just that they seem to like it. There are very few films as good as I Married A Witch and there are very few directors who can call on studios like Paramount to supply them with gifted artists and craft persons to equal this witty and wonderful confection. Why even Susan Hayward, who did well with her strident image of bitchiness, is just right here. I suspect that new generations of filmgoers will never see this lovely film, for it is now OOP - out of print. But the horror of it all is I suspect those who made the new film never bothered to screen the old one, being convinced that they had nothing to learn about the craft of cinema.

That they were wrong becomes more obvious as the distance between the old and the new is measured in financial disaster. Perhaps next they might try to remake Sous Les Toits de Paris.

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