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We're Not Married! (1952)

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

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Steven S. 'Steve' Gladwyn
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Justice of the Peace Melvin Bush
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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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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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During the Ginger Rogers-Fred Allen sequence, Allen says, "Go a-way, little man, go a-way!", which is a reference to popular song, "The Little Man Who Wasn't There". See more »

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On the day of the Mrs. Mississippi pageant, and the day Jeff receives the governor's letter, Annabel's manager says the Mrs. America and Miss America pageants are happening in Atlantic City in one week. However, the governor's letter was dated June 11, 1951 and presumably received within a few days. The Miss America and Mrs. America finals in 1951 occurred in September, much more than one week away from June 15th or so. See more »

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Willie's Sergeant: If you ain't married when a kid is born, it's a foul ball.
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We're Not Married-Better to Elope After this One **1/2
28 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Victor Moore, as a justice of the peace, who didn't realize that his authority to marry people didn't start until January 1. Therefore, all people he had previously married prior to this date were determined not to be married legally and were notified accordingly.

Here is where the fun begins. As would be the case in comedies, many of the couples don't have the best of marriages and some might use this as an excuse to exit from the scene.

The most hilarious of the group is the marriage between Zsa Zsa Gabor and Louis Calhern. She tries to get him involved with a hooker so that she can divorce him and under California law qualify for millions due to that state's laws. Does he turn the tables on her when it's determined that they're not married!

Marilyn Monroe has a bring fling as a beauty contestant in a Mrs. contest. When she wins, she is naturally ineligible as she and David Wayne aren't legally wed. Wayne uses this to his advantage to get Marilyn to stay home and take care of their youngster instead.

Thanks to the snafu, Eddie Bracken has married Mitzi Gaynor who finds herself pregnant as Bracken receives the news of their illegal marriage while being shipped off in the army. How the 2 manage to wed to provide the legitimacy cover for the baby is quite amusing.

Paul Douglas dreams of what the single life could be when he finds out that he is not wed to Eve Arden. Surprisingly, Arden is much restrained here. Amazing that her comic gifts were not utilized.

Fred Allen is awfully good along with his talk-show host wife Ginger Rogers, who battle off-air while fooling the public on their morning radio show. Isn't this a take-off of Dorothy Kilgallen and her husband Dick Kalmar?

A pleasant film. Before you wed, view the credentials of the person marrying you!


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