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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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Eve Melrose (as ZsaZsa Gabor)
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Attorney Stone
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Mrs. Bush
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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17 December 1952 (France)  »

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Wir sind gar nicht verheiratet  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The archive background footage showing New York City's Broadway at night is vintage May-June 1935, judging from the film titles prominently displayed on various theatre marquees. See more »

Goofs

The letter inducting Willie Fisher into the Army carries the date "May 11, XXXX", not showing any year, as is of course normal. The letter also refers to the "Asiatic-Pacific theater", when "Asia-Pacific" would be the correct term. See more »

Quotes

Willie's Sergeant: If you ain't married when a kid is born, it's a foul ball.
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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(uncredited)
From "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played during the opening credits
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Five couples learn they're not legal
26 March 2009 | by 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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