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I Married an Angel (1942)

Passed  |   |  Fantasy, Musical, Romance  |  9 July 1942 (USA)
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Anna Zador is a secretary who's been working for 6 years at Count Willie Palaffi's bank. Every day, she rides to work on her bike and places flowers on Willie's desk, but Willie (the ... See full summary »

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(as Maj. W.S. Van Dyke II) , (uncredited)

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(play) (as János Vaszary) , (musical adaptation for play), 2 more credits »
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Anna / Brigitta
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Count Palaffi
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Peter
Binnie Barnes ...
Peggy
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Baron Szigethy
Mona Maris ...
Marika
Janis Carter ...
Sufi
Inez Cooper ...
Iren
Leonid Kinskey ...
Zinski
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Polly
Marion Rosamond ...
Dolly
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Storyline

Anna Zador is a secretary who's been working for 6 years at Count Willie Palaffi's bank. Every day, she rides to work on her bike and places flowers on Willie's desk, but Willie (the Budapest playboy) doesn't know that she exists. "Whiskers", noticing Anna to be a sweet and beautiful woman, believes she would be the perfect wife for Willie. He insists that Marika (Willie's personal secretary) invite Anna to Willie's costume birthday party - she does so reluctantly for she wants to marry Willie. Marika, knowing Anna is low on cash, offers to help her get a costume. At the party, everyone is dressed elegantly, while Anna is in a simple Angel's outfit. Willie, feeling sorry for her, asks her to dance, but when he sees the guests laughing at them, he makes an excuse and goes upstairs. Upstairs, Willie falls asleep and dreams that an Angel named Brigitta comes to earth to marry him. On their wedding night, Brigitta loses her wings to Willie's delight. He is less delighted when her ... Written by Kelly

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America's Favorite Sweethearts in their final pairing!


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Release Date:

9 July 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casei com um Anjo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

According to an article in the old "Silver Screen" magazine there were several sets of wings made for this picture. One set, the ones Jeanette MacDonald wore when she first appeared as an angel were articulated so that they would fold. They cost the, then, astronomical price of $15,000 (about $100,000 in today's dollars). The others were simpler and cost about $4000 apiece. Jeanette complained about them saying that they were heavy and very uncomfortable to wear. See more »

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Spoofed in Date with an Angel (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Spring Is Here
(1938)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Added music by Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Added lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Played during the opening credits and partially sung by Jeanette MacDonald in the first scene
Played as dance music at the costume party
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
Played also as background music
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A Charming Fantasy
29 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It appears that there's no middle ground on this movie! Most of it takes place in a dream and, like most dreams, it's often foolish and illogical. It's also a gorgeous production with some great songs and fine performances, especially by our angel.

Jeanette's deadpan, unknowing insults and various other faux pas at the dream reception are hilarious, and her jitterbug with Binnie Barnes is a surprise and a delight. At one point, she gets to sing a snippet from Carmen, followed by the final trio of Faust (holding a lapdog, for some strange reason), then "Aloha Oe" on the beach!

It's a surreal comedy--tremendously entertaining if you can get into the groove.


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