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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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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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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 27, 1949 with Cary Grant and Betsy Drake reprising their film roles. See more »

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The picture of Anabel and Sanford published in the newspaper was not the shot taken of them on the street. See more »

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Featured in American Masters: Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) See more »

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Every Girl should snag Cary Grant
3 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this a few times and always wondered who that wonderful girl was... So That's Betsy Drake! What a doll: I wonder if her real-life "aquisition" of Archibald Leech (Aka Cary Grant) followed the same lines as Annabel Sims from this film? Nevertheless, I found her Highly Refreshing, that is the best word for her in this film, she is like a long cool drink of water on a hot day.

Although the circumstances in this film are highly unlikely (And unbelievable) they are also highly humorous... And Drake's interaction with Grant is almost the same level of high-comedy as Hepburn and Grant in "Bringing Up Baby" This is a fast-paced true wit-based comedy, not the Lucille Ball/Laverne and Shirley brand of "Scratching your Fingernails against a Blackboard" type, which depends of a series of unfortunate incidents (Just like Laurel and Hardy- Only they did it much better) - This is comedy that shows cleverness. As a matter of fact, it is that cleverness that awards Drake her prize at the end of the film.

This film includes great performances by Alan Mowbray and a very young looking Diana Lynne, and Franchot Tone as the "threat" to Cary Grant- Which we know is not even a treat.

When you think about it, this film is a 1940's retelling of Cinderella- Without the soot.


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