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Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 27 November 1942 (USA)
In pre-WW2 Europe, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them...



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Complete credited cast:
Kathie O'Hara / Katherine Butt-Smith / Baroness Katherine Von Luber
Baron Franz Von Luber
Gaston Le Blanc
Gen. Borelski
Ferike Boros ...
German Capt. Von Kleinoch
Harry Shannon ...
Ed Cumberland
Natasha Lytess ...


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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Gee it's great to be together at last on another fellows honeymoon! See more »


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Release Date:

27 November 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leo McCarey's Once Upon a Honeymoon  »

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| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene showing the cutting of the wedding cake with a map of Czechoslovakia on it was a reference to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain conceding the German-speaking Sudetenland to Germany in 1938. See more »


Famous footage of Hitler visiting Paris is shown. Following this, many scenes (and many days) occur before the Baron is called in to see Hitler, yet it is well recorded that Hitler's visit to the city lasted only 3 hours. See more »


Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith: Go some place where it's safe.
Anna: Where?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: VIENNA 1938 See more »


References Going My Way (1944) See more »


Kol Nidre
Sung by an unidentified man in the concentration camp
Traditional Jewish prayer song chanted at the beginning of Yom Kippur
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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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