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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
Harry Shannon ...
Ed Cumberland
Natasha Lytess ...
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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27 November 1942 (USA)  »

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Leo McCarey's Once Upon a Honeymoon  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the beginning of the film, Cary Grant tells Ginger Rogers that he will always remember her character "just the way you look tonight;" evoking a smirk from Rogers. The line alludes to the song of the same title Fred Astaire sang to Rogers in Swing Time (1936). 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

Patrick 'Pat' O'Toole: [after seeing the Feuhrer from his hotel balcony, he goes to the bedroom door] Hey! Hitler is here!
Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith: [Unimpressed from behind the door] Well I can't see him now. I'm dressing.
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Opening credits prologue: VIENNA 1938 See more »

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Featured in Kisses (1991) 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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A lady used by a nazi officer
18 February 2003 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This comedy is good and at the same time shows the situation in Europe when the nazis were invading step by step each country of central and east Europe. The story is refreshing although it touches a very delicate issue, which affected millions of people in Europe in early 40s. Cary Grant was able to play a good role as a journalist, who is very well informed of the problems caused by nazis and the ways the latter used for invasion. Splendid Ginger Rogers also did very well, and no less important was Walter Slezak playing well the role of the nazi officer Baron Von Luber. In the film there is some thrill, romance and comic scenes, in conclusion Leo McCarey directed a good comedy once again.


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