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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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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 »
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We're Not Married! makes a wonderful mix of comedy and drama concerning the way various couples react when they find out they're not legally wed 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:
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:
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:
Willie's Sergeant:If you ain't married when a kid is born, it's a foul ball.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sweet and LovelySee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
We're Not Married! makes a wonderful mix of comedy and drama concerning the way various couples react when they find out they're not legally wed, 27 June 2012
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Just watched this on Netflix Streaming. In this one, Victor Moore plays a justice of the peace who presided over six weddings before his license to do so took effect. That means none of those couples are legally married. An explanation of one of them is provided in discussion so only five is seen as depicted on screen: Fred Allen and Ginger Rogers are the first we actually meet and see attempting to get hitched just before they start their morning radio show. They're the funniest as they argue just before airtime before then acting all lovey-dovey plugging various sponsors. Reminds me of an actual skit Allen did with Tallulah Bankhead on his actual radio show in which they also played a married couple on the air doing both the lovey and bickering version of their banter that I heard once on a long playing 33 1/3 rpm record back in the late '80s. The next segment has Marilyn Monroe as a Mrs. America contestant while hubby David Wayne is taking care of their baby and doing housework. Then there's Eve Arden and Paul Douglas as a slightly boring couple with Douglas doing a little fantasizing with other women when he gets his letter. The next one has Louis Calhern as a Dallas oil executive (talk about coincidence as this is my next review concerning original "Dallas" cast members in my movie/TV appearances list in chronological order though the cast member I'm referring to here was Wayne who was the first Digger Barnes there) who gets a divorce summons from Zsa Zsa Gabor (known for many such cases herself in her real-life future). And, finally, there's Eddie Bracken as an Army man who doesn't want his pregnant wife-Mitzi Gaynor-to birth an illegitimate child while he's away. Like I said, the first segment was the funniest with the Monroe/Wayne, Calhern/Gabor, and Arden/Douglas ones also providing some laughs but the most touching is the last one. By the way, it's fascinating seeing Lee Marvin in that one not playing a tough guy. In summary, We're Not Married is quite a good mix of various short stories put in one feature.

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