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I Married an Angel (1942)

Passed | | Fantasy, Musical, Romance | 9 July 1942 (USA)
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 »

Directors:

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

Writers:

(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
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Peggy
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Baron Szigethy
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Marika
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Sufi
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Iren
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Zinski
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Dolly
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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 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:

Me casé con un ángel  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's initial telecast took place in Philadelphia Saturday 9 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) followed by Los Angeles Wednesday 3 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it was first aired in San Francisco 5 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and in New York City 23 December 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jeanette MacDonald (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played as background music at the wedding reception
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Filled with Great Music, an Unusual Story, Great Singing
17 May 2006 | by (Manhattan, United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is a fantasy. The story line is thin but serves as the structure upon which some wonderful songs are sung and sung beautifully. (I still cannot believe that such handsome and attractive people could sing this well.) Some of the dialog is wonderfully clever. The costumes made me feel as though I was watching a haute couture fashion show from 1942.

Movies are designed to serve various purposes. This one is designed to entertain and it certainly does. If I have one negative comment it would be that Nelson Eddy was a little too old to be the handsome dashing Count. Some of the closeups made me uncomfortable. But he could still sing and sing magnificently. However, Jeanette MacDonald was just as dazzling as ever. She makes a spectacular angel.

This genre is well before my time, and I an new to the Jeanette MacDonald/Nelson Eddy films and related conversation. The music in this movie is beautiful. As much as I love the classic rock music which fills most modern movies, there is no question in my mind that this music is simply and clearly more memorable, more delightful, better constructed. The stars in this movie are more talented than the stars I see in the movie theaters today. And Jeanette MacDonald, without the benefit of Beverly Hills plastic surgeons, was more beautiful than the stars I see today. I am unclear as to why so many other posters are apologetic about liking this movie and more generally this group of movies. They say it is dated and try to explain why it is the way it is. And those that do not like it say that it is not very good but compared to what? I think this movie will doubtless still be entertaining people when so many other movie are long forgotten. There is just too much quality in every way in this movie for it not to be remembered and enjoyed. I recommend this movie without reservation to anyone who appreciates great talent, great beauty and great music.


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