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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 »
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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Many scenes had to be reshot because of the unprofessional behavior of Veronica Lake. Fredric March, her co-star, found her particularly annoying. Other Lake co-stars held her in the same low esteem.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:
Wooley - civil war incarnation:Where is the nearest recruiting office?
His wife:Oh, running off to war like a coward.
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Soundtrack:
I Love You TrulySee more »

FAQ

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30 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Wow!, 30 May 2001
Author: JONATHAN PIPER (pipster101) from London

After reading many film books such as the Hurrell one and "The image makers" I had really started to wonder about Veronica Lake. Having never seen any of her films I really wanted to see her in something...and to be honest to see if she was as gorgeous as in her photo's. Not being available in the UK my flat-mate picked me up a copy of this on a shopping-trip to NY.

Well-what can I say?! Veronica is more than I ever expected, BUT I really DO like the film too. I think it's funny, just the right length and the story has a certain charm and warmth to it that just leaves me smiling. Other viewers have complained about the darkness of it due to the film quality, but I find the beginning vaguely similar to Whale's Frankenstein. Okay, the start and indeed the whole film are slightly silly, but that's its naive charm. Lake has this naughty but loveable air about her that bounds around the screen - I love it and her! I'm really glad I own it, can't wait to both watch it again and see Veronica in something else...

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