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Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 27 November 1942 (USA)
In Europe at the start of World War II, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them.

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Kathie O'Hara / Katherine Butt-Smith / Baroness Katherine Von Luber
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Baron Franz Von Luber
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Gaston Le Blanc
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Gen. Borelski
Ferike Boros ...
Elsa
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German Capt. Von Kleinoch
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Ed Cumberland
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Anna
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Storyline

At the start of WWII, Katie O'Hara, an American burlesque girl intent on social climbing, marries Austrian Baron Von Luber. Pat O'Toole, an American radio reporter, sees this as a chance to investigate Von Luber, who is suspected of having Nazi ties. As country after country falls to the Nazis, O'Tool follows O'Hara across Europe. At first he is after a story, but he gradually falls in love with her. When she learns that her husband is indeed a Nazi, O'Hara fakes her death and runs off with O'Toole. In Paris, she is recruited to spy for the allies; he uses a radio broadcast to make Von Luber and the Nazis look like fools. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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HE kissed her in VIENNA...SHE kissed him in WARSAW...THEY kissed each other in PRAGUE...Now what do you suppose happened in PARIS??(original poster) See more »


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27 November 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leo McCarey's Once Upon a Honeymoon  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Grant comes back to the photographer's shop in Paris loaded with a new outfit for Rogers, he mentions that he bought the clothes at the "shop around the corner." This is likely a reference to the Lubitsch film of a few years earlier "The Shop Around The Corner" and, possibly by inference, "The Mortal Storm," a film starring the same principals and many of the same actors, released at the same time - a film that warned of the rise of the Nazis. See more »

Goofs

While the Baron is interrogating Ms. O'Hara at the hotel in Paris (after the photographer is killed and she's arrested), the cross suspended from the Baron's neck disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Baron Franz Von Luber: [Referring to Katie's objections to pre-marital sex] My dear, I'm fully aware of the American mania for respectability.
Baron Franz Von Luber: [He takes two tickets out of his inside pocket] Separate compartments.
Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith: Separate compartments?
Baron Franz Von Luber: Mmm-hmmm.
Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith: I might insist on separate trains.
Baron Franz Von Luber: That might be overdoing it.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: VIENNA 1938 See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Street (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Wiener Blut, Op. 354 (Viennese Blood)
(1873) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Played during Vienna 1938 and occasionally in the score
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Better than one might be led to believe
16 October 2006 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

Although there is a silly side to this movie, I really don't think that its only value is as a curiosity. In reality, it was a singular vehicle for Ginger Rogers to flex her acting muscles, instead of merely being a sidekick in a dance routine. She is something to behold in this movie. And, I maintain that if you are a Cary Grant fan, it's nothing to sit through this slightly confectionery film. It is practically astonishing that the Jewish issue was addressed in a movie made in 1942. Finally, it's worth pointing out that any average film from this period is Shakespearean compared to the dreck on offer most of the time these days.


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