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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
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 »
This movie is one of the best of the "screwball" comedies. Grant is funny without having to say anything. His body language and his facial expressions say it all. Ann Sheridan has an acerbic wit that steals scenes. She more than holds her own with Cary Grant. Typical of Howard Hawkes comedies, the female character is the stronger of the two. One thing that people want to watch for is who Grant's character is looking for: Oscar Schiendler. Don't know if its the same Schiendler that Spielberg made his movie about, but I found it interesting that that was who Rochard was searching for. I rate this film a 9. It has a good screwball script, its based on a true story, its funny, has mild sexual humor 1940's style and two very likable stars.
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