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We're Not Married! -- When a justice-of-the-peace discovers that his license is invalid, he realizes that the marriages he has performed are not legally binding; he decides to track the couples down and tell them the news so that they may renew their vows...
We're Not Married! -- Trailer for this comedy about a man who marries couples without the authority to do so

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Director:
Writers:
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)
Dwight Taylor (adaptation)
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Release Date:
17 December 1952 (France) See more »
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Plot:
In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
We're Not Married-Better to Elope After this One **1/2 See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ginger Rogers ... Ramona Gladwyn
Fred Allen ... Steven S. 'Steve' Gladwyn
Victor Moore ... Justice of the Peace Melvin Bush

Marilyn Monroe ... Annabel Jones Norris

David Wayne ... Jeff Norris

Eve Arden ... Katie Woodruff

Paul Douglas ... Hector C. Woodruff

Eddie Bracken ... Wilson Boswell 'Willie' Fisher

Mitzi Gaynor ... Patricia 'Patsy' Reynolds Fisher

Louis Calhern ... Frederick C. 'Freddie' Melrose

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Eve Melrose (as ZsaZsa Gabor)

James Gleason ... Duffy

Paul Stewart ... Attorney Stone

Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Bush
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marvelle Andre ... State Capitol Secretary (uncredited)
Harry Antrim ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Jean Bartel ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Carol Brewster ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Det. Magnus (uncredited)
June Bright ... Secretary (uncredited)

Paul Brinegar ... Beauty Contest Spectator (uncredited)
Douglas Brooks ... (uncredited)
Phyllis Brunner ... Wife (uncredited)
Richard Buckley ... Mr. H.D. Graves (uncredited)
James Burke ... Willie's Sergeant (uncredited)
Barbara Carroll ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Hotel Staffer (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Maurice Cass ... Radio Station Organist (uncredited)
John Close ... Major (uncredited)
Dick Cogan ... Telegraph Agent (uncredited)
Walter Craig ... (uncredited)
Luther Crockett ... Minister (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Photographer (uncredited)
Robert Dane ... Military Policeman at Railroad Station (uncredited)
Fred Datig Jr. ... Soldier (uncredited)
Jack Davidson ... Best man at wedding (uncredited)
Ralph Dumke ... Twitchell (uncredited)
Kay English ... Wife (uncredited)
Henry Faber ... State Trooper (uncredited)
Eddie Firestone ... Man in Radio Station (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Marriage License Bureau Clerk (uncredited)
Harry Golder ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
William Graeff Jr. ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Alvin Greenman ... Radio Station Sound Effects Man (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Beauty Contest Spectator (uncredited)
Jester Hairston ... Lead Christmas Caroler (uncredited)
Bill Hale ... Officer Vic (uncredited)
Ruth Hall ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Eden Hartford ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Dr. Ned (uncredited)
Marjorie Holliday ... Secretary (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Chaplain Hall (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Radio Station Prop Man (uncredited)
Meredith Leeds ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Margie Liszt ... Irene on Radio (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Norris Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Gregg Martell ... Soldier (uncredited)

Lee Marvin ... Pinky (uncredited)
Edwin Max ... Lunchroom Counterman (uncredited)
Winifred McPhie ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Emile Meyer ... Beauty Contest Announcer (uncredited)
Jerry Miley ... Station master (uncredited)
Christopher Milne ... Bitsy Norris (uncredited)
Jonathan Milne ... Bitsy Norris (uncredited)
Diana Mumby ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Governor of Mississippi (uncredited)
Noreen Nash ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Mary Newton ... Woman in Radio Station (uncredited)
Milicent Patrick ... Governor's Secretary (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Groom (uncredited)
Tom Powers ... Atty. Gen. Frank Bush (uncredited)
Steve Pritko ... Military Policeman at Railroad Station (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Brig Guard (uncredited)
Mavis Russell ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Larry Stamps ... State Trooper (uncredited)
Helene Stanley ... Mary (uncredited)
Ann Staunton ... Wife (uncredited)
Robert Stevenson ... M.P. (uncredited)
Victor Sutherland ... Gov. Bush (uncredited)
Gloria Talbott ... Girl in Hector's Daydream (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Minister (uncredited)
George Wallace ... Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
Maude Wallace ... Autograph Hound (uncredited)
Marjorie Weaver ... Ruthie (uncredited)
O.Z. Whitehead ... Jeff's Postman (uncredited)
June Wurster ... Girl iin Hector's Daydream (uncredited)

Directed by
Edmund Goulding 
 
Writing credits
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)

Dwight Taylor (adaptation)

Gina Kaus (story) and
Jay Dratler (story)

Produced by
Nunnally Johnson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge  (as Cyril Mockridge)
 
Cinematography by
Leo Tover (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Louis R. Loeffler  (as Louis Loeffler)
 
Art Direction by
Leland Fuller 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Claude E. Carpenter  (as Claude Carpenter)
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Elois Jenssen 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Gene Bryant .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerald Braun .... assistant director (uncredited)
Eli Dunn .... assistant director (uncredited)
Paul Helmick .... assistant director (uncredited)
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director (uncredited)
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Henry Weinberger .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
 
Editorial Department
Orven Schanzer .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Anthony Jowitt .... dialogue director (uncredited)
William Cameron Menzies .... montage director (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Belgium:16 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #15704)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the Gladwyns are shown in the back seat of their car being driven to the studio, it's supposed to be raining heavily outside, but the cars seen in the rear projection are not using their windshield wipers.See more »
Quotes:
Ramona Gladwyn:Say one thing about our marriage. If there's such a thing as an un-jackpot, I've hit it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silent Night, Holy NightSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
We're Not Married-Better to Elope After this One **1/2, 28 July 2007
Author: edwagreen from United States

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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