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I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, War | 9 August 1949 (USA)
Henri Rochard is a French captain assigned to work with Lt. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Rochard tries to return... See full summary »

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Henri Rochard is a French captain assigned to work with Lt. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, 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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Cary Grant's liver was found to be damaged during filming. See more »

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A ship's sick bay would have adequately trained personnel (hospital corpsmen) to handle any situation. To call "Florence" into sick bay to help with a baby delivery wouldn't have been necessary. See more »

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Capt. Henri Rochard: I am an alien spouse of female military personnel en route to the United States under public law 271 of the Congress.
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Referenced in Victor Victoria (1982) See more »

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This Is the Army, Mr. Jones
(1943) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
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A Male War Bond & Female War Bond?
26 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This screwball comedy is not one of Howard Hawks best films but it is still very watchable. Grant is the focus of the film and carries it pretty much alone as much as his carrying hidden stuff in his suitcase.

While Grant did a lot of Comedy films of this nature, this one is the one where he is the center of this film. There are others where Grant is good too but since he is the center of this movie, it is his personal best.

The sexual tension presented in this film is very much the type of tension that existed in the late 1940's but has changed much since then. Still this film is very good and runs on TCM on occasion.


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