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Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

 -  Comedy  -  25 December 1948 (USA)
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Anabel Sims is determined to find the perfect husband. She thinks she's found her man in Madison Brown, a handsome pediatrician. She then prepares an elaborate scheme to trap him into marriage.

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Roger Sanford
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Mr. Spitzer
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Mary Nolan
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Anabel Sims is determined to find the perfect husband. She thinks she's found her man in Madison Brown, a handsome pediatrician. She then prepares an elaborate scheme to trap him into marriage.

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"Every Girl Should be Married" says Cary Grant, Noted Bachelor Baby Doctor, so she took his advice and married HIM!

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Don Hartman's Production of Every Girl Should Be Married  »

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The only film in which Cary Grant and Betsy Drake appeared together before their marriage. See more »

Goofs

During Dr. Brown's lecture, his pocket handkerchief changes positions between shots, and sometimes disappears altogether. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Screen Writer (1950) See more »

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La mer
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Music by Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry
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Quaint Tale, Charming Heroine
17 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am always amazed and disappointed by commentators who cannot accept depictions of other eras without imposing their own contemporary socio-cultural values. Judging by many reviews of this film, Prince Charming must have been a stalker!

This film is a quaint depiction of a bygone era, with different social mores. It is a delightful comedy, and Betsy Drake is so charming, it is no wonder that she became Mrs. Cary Grant shortly after this film was completed. Grant, himself, delivers a fine, and rather subtle performance. Give him some credit; he portrays a very serious character that does not become a wet blanket in this light comedy. He is certain that he is being chased, then not so certain, and finally decides that it doesn't really matter. I am also a fan of Franchot Tone, and he delivers a nice performance in an undemanding role. Diana Lynn is also good. None of these roles is very demanding, but each actor creates a credible, likable character. The end also provides a fun surprise, and a brief appearance by a young Eddie Albert. Otherwise the plot is simplistic in the extreme; the film stands or falls on the characters. A bunch of likable, easy to watch characters make this an enjoyable little movie.


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