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Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 December 1948 (USA)
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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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 »

Quotes

Dr. Madison Brown: How in the world did Eve ever get Adam when she had no other woman to help her with the subtle little touches?
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Referenced in The Costume Designer (1950) See more »

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La Mer
Music by Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Played often throughout the picture
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"It's just the difference between G.I. Joe and General Eisenhower."
15 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Romantic comedy about a young woman (Betsy Drake) determined to snag a handsome doctor (Cary Grant) as her husband. Obviously its old-fashioned ideas will not sit will well with everybody today. Personally I didn't find anything offensive about it. Yes it's dated but I don't watch a movie from 1948 expecting it to appeal to modern sensibilities. Part of the enjoyment of watching older films, at least for me, is they are a window into the past.

Probably not something Cary Grant would have signed on to do were he not trying to help out Betsy Drake, who he was dating at the time. He helped her get an RKO contract and this was her first movie. The two would marry the following year. Cary seems to be on autopilot with the unchallenging material. But a Cary Grant only half-trying is better than most stars giving it their best. Drake is likable despite her character being a stalker. Franchot Tone plays another guy who gets roped into Drake's scheme. All in all, it's a light bit of pleasant but forgettable fluff.


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