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I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

 -  Comedy | Romance | War  -  19 August 1949 (USA)
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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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Eleanor Audley, who played the assignment officer, was also the voice of some of Disney's greatest villains. See more »

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When Lt. Gates and Capt. Rochard come up to the dam, Rochard is rowing. He jumps to the front of the boat to look over the edge. When he does so, he drops the starboard oar into the water. The next scene shows him looking over the edge and when the camera cuts back to the aerial view, you can see both oars are shipped and dry on the boat as he begins to row again. See more »

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Soldier: You're not Mrs. Rochard!
Capt. Henri Rochard: I'm MISTER Rochard.
Soldier: Well, it's your WIFE who must report here for transportation to Bremerhaven.
Capt. Henri Rochard: According to the War Department, I AM my wife.
Soldier: You can't be your wife!
Capt. Henri Rochard: If the American army says that I CAN be my wife, who am I to dispute them?
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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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