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Bride by Mistake (1944)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  27 July 1944 (USA)
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Norah is very rich, owns her own shipyard and has Sylvia double for her at all outside functions. But Sylvia is now married and wants to go to Washington with her new husband while Norah's ... See full summary »

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Norah is very rich, owns her own shipyard and has Sylvia double for her at all outside functions. But Sylvia is now married and wants to go to Washington with her new husband while Norah's latest fiance has dumped her. Determined not to make money an issue, she invites all the officers to her house for tea and has Sylvia again play Norah. She is looking for the right man who will want her and not her money and she thinks that she has found that man in Captain Travis. The only problem is that Travis is interested in the Norah double because of her millions. So Norah waits to see if he will propose to her for herself instead of proposing to Sylvia for the money. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Trivia

Screenwriters Henry and Phoebe Ephron were the parents of famed writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, when Captain Travis goes to Norah Hunter's tea party, in some shots he is wearing his wings (incorrectly) below his medal ribbon and in other shots it is above the ribbon (correctly). See more »

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Sylvia Lockwood: I don't make a habit of telling people, but I spent the night in this room.
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Remake of The Richest Girl in the World (1934) See more »

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Dissatisfying Comedy That Misuses The Talents Of The Cast
13 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After looking at the other reviews here, I guess I am the dissenting vote. I found this film to be disappointing. I think the script creates some wonderful characters, I just wish they had been in another film.

The story revolves around a wealthy woman, Norah Hunter (Laraine Day) who has her secretary stand in for her during official ceremonies. She wishes to meet and marry a man who appreciates her for herself, not for her money. She gets the bright idea of having her secretary, Sylvia (Marsha Hunt), pose as her during a social event. By throwing the faux Norah at any who show her attention, she can weed out the unworthy.

The problem is the potential suitor, Tony Travis (Alan Marshal), who is a lunkhead with ambiguous intentions. He is drawn to the money like a fly to honey. I won't mention how the story resolves, but Tony is not worthy of Norah regardless, so any tension is dissipated.

The story feels like the product of various writers who resolved their differences of opinion by flipping a coin. Too bad; it could have been funnier and more engaging.


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