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I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. ... See full summary »

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Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany gender-confusing antics follow. Written by Thor Thapsigargin

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Howard Hawks' first film to be shot in Europe, it was beset with problems. The German winter was unbearably cold and most of the cast and crew fell ill. Ann Sheridan caught pleurisy (which developed into pneumonia), Cary Grant contracted hepatitis with jaundice, and Hawks broke out in hives. See more »

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With Catherine gone briefly, Henri is waiting and sleeping in the sidecar when some children put the motorcycle in gear. With no driver the motorcycle increases in speed and shifts gears. See more »

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Capt. Henri Rochard: Go to sleep.
Lt. Catherine Gates: What, with you in the room?
Capt. Henri Rochard: Well, I can't rub you from the hallway.
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This Is the Army, Mr. Jones
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Zany Fun
7 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

In this zany comedy, Frenchman Grant is designated as American Sheridan's "bride" by the Army so he can accompany her to America after marrying her. Although the whole film is quite enjoyable, the early parts are the best, featuring the witty banter between Grant and Sheridan, who claim to hate each other. The scene in the hotel where Grant gets locked in Sheridan's room is particularly funny. Hawks, one of the masters of screwball comedy, deftly manages the shenanigans. Other than not even attempting a French accent, Grant is perfectly cast as the hapless bride. Sheridan is marvelous as usual as the kind of woman any man would gladly do whatever it takes to get.


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