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I Married a Woman (1958)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  March 1958 (USA)
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Advertising executive Marshall Briggs finds his work in conflict with his love-life with fashion model Janice Blake.

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Marshall 'Mickey' Briggs
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Janice Blake Briggs / Miss Luxenburg
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Frederick W. Sutton
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Mrs. Blake - Janice's Mother
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Miss Anderson - Briggs' Secretary
William Redfield ...
Eddie Benson - Elevator Operator
Stephen Dunne ...
Bob Sanders
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Girard - Sutton's Lawyer
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Evelyn - Screen Wife
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Marshall Briggs, of the Sutton Advertising Agency, is hard-pressed to come up with an idea to follow his successful "Miss Luxenberg" beauty contest for the Luxenberg Beer company. His original contest popularized Luxenberg Beer and led to his marriage to the winner, Janice Blake. Pushed by his boss, Frederick W. Sutton, to come up with a new idea, Marshall has neglected his wife, and his mother-in-law is suggesting to her daughter that her husband is running around on her. Meanwhile, Janice learns that she is pregnant. Marshall decides that since Janice is no longer "Miss Luxenberg" but "Mrs. Luxenberg" a great idea would be to round up all the former winners, who have married, and have a "Mrs. Luxenberg" contest. Running the idea up the old flagpole (per 1950s Madison Avenue advertising custom) reveals that the last winner is pregnant and most of the former winners have gotten fat drinking Luxenberg Beer. But the contest has already been launched. Marshall's gray-flannel suit is in ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Trivia

Filmed between mid-July and late August 1956, the movie's run in Los Angeles began on May 14, 1958. See more »

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It looks like George Goebel's character doesn't wear a wedding ring during the whole movie. See more »

Quotes

Screen Wife: Oh, Leonard, I'm so happy it frightens me.
Leonard: Frightens you? Nonsense!
Screen Wife: Even after five years, it seems as if we're still on our honeymoon.
Leonard: Our honeymoon will go on forever, and forever, and forever.
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28 April 2014 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

An alleged comedy starring George Gobel and Diana Dors' cleavage, this TV-style sitcom asks us to believe 1) George would win Diana, 2) they'd live in what looks like a $10 million Manhattan duplex on his salary as a junior ad executive, 3) she would never, never get the chance to tell him she's expecting, which would essentially end the movie, 4) he'd put up with Jessie Royce Landis's endless henpecking (cue the mother-in-law jokes), and 5) the ultimate symbol of screen urbanity, sophistication, and chivalry is… John Wayne. The writing is barely television level, and director Hal Kanter (later a TV mogul, responsible for "Julia" and other notable sitcoms), barely knows where to point the camera. The story's so thin that even at 85 minutes it feels padded. Diana, always good to look at and not an incapable actress, deserved better than this.


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