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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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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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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 all over the map on another fellow's honeymoon. See more »


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27 November 1942 (USA)  »

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Leo McCarey's Once Upon a Honeymoon  »

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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 »

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The photographer says that seven countries have already fallen. At this point, actually eight had: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Holland and Belgium. See more »

Quotes

Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith: [to the Baron as the German ambassador and his attache come in] Darling, I wouldn't trust those two swastikas any farther than you could throw Goering.
Baron Franz Von Luber: Please, Daeling, both of these gentlemen speak English.
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References Going My Way (1944) See more »

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aka "My Country 'tis of Thee"
Music from "God Save the King"
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[In the score for the pledge of allegiance and after the murder of the photographer.]
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Grant & Rogers can't save this.....
9 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Although an intriguing curiosity - a comedy/intrigue with hearty doses of wartime propoganda - the film never resolves its schizoid persona. The Nazi characters are too cartoonish to provide real menace, and what comedy there is is overshadowed by the sincere attempt to portray the threat to European Jewry. The ending is abrupt (mercifully so?) and doesn't really resolve anything. Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers do their best but their efforts don't save matters. The scene where the allied agent attempts to prove his American identity to Rogers is tediously, painfully humorless. Watchable only as a curiosity.


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