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We're Not Married! (1952)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  17 December 1952 (France)
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In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married.

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Ramona Gladwyn
Fred Allen ...
Steven S. 'Steve' Gladwyn
Victor Moore ...
Justice of the Peace Melvin Bush
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Jeff Norris
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Katie Woodruff
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Hector C. Woodruff
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Wilson Boswell 'Willie' Fisher
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Patricia 'Patsy' Reynolds Fisher
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Frederick C. 'Freddie' Melrose
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Eve Melrose (as ZsaZsa Gabor)
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Duffy
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Attorney Stone
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Mrs. Bush
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A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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17 December 1952 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Wir sind gar nicht verheiratet  »

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According to a November 25, 1951 New York Times article, the picture was going to feature the stories of seven married couples, although the released film has only five. A March 1952 studio synopsis, contained in the PCA file, reveals that Hope Emerson and Walter Brennan were the stars of one of the dropped episodes, in which "Mattie Beaufort" (Emerson) an over-worked, rural housewife is courted by "Handsome" (Brennan), a shiftless philanderer. When Mattie receives the governor's letter notifying her of her marital status, she asks Handsome to read it for her, and he quickly feeds it to the hogs rather than have her learn that she would be free to marry him. A July 25, 1952 entry in Hollywood Reporter's "Rambling Reporter" column indicates that the sequence was filmed, but the reason for its removal from the finished picture has not been determined. See more »

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In the scene where Zsa Zsa Gabor is laughing hysterically at how much money she is going to take her husband for, the abrupt cut shows her sullen for about ten seconds before she starts to laugh again. See more »

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Ramona Gladwyn: Say one thing about our marriage. If there's such a thing as an un-jackpot, I've hit it!
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Five couples learn they're not legal
26 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Back in the '50s, a common sitcom episode was the married couple finding out that they're not legally married.

"We're Not Married," a 1952 film, has five such couples, including Fred Allen and Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe and David Wayne, Eve Arden and Paul Douglas, Eddie Bracken and Mitzi Gaynor, and Louis Calhern and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

There were several episodic, anthology-type films from this period. "We're Not Married" deals with five very different couples and what the notice of non-marriage means to each couple. There's a wealthy man (Calhern) married to a gold digger (Gabor), a bickering husband and wife radio couple (Allen and Rogers), a couple in a slump (Paul Douglas and Eve Arden), an ambitious young woman and her husband (Monroe and Wayne) etc.

The best is the Calhern-Gabor, and Allen and Rogers make a good team and give bright performances. There are some funny sequences throughout.

Mores have changed a lot since this film, but it makes for pleasant watching with good direction by Edmund Goulding.


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