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Made for Each Other (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 February 1939 (USA)
While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes.

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John Cromwell

Writers:

Jo Swerling (screenplay), Rose Franken (suggested by a story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carole Lombard ... Jane Mason
James Stewart ... John Horace Mason
Charles Coburn ... Judge Joseph M. Doolittle
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Harriet Mason
Eddie Quillan ... Conway
Alma Kruger ... Sister Madeline
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Storyline

Young lawyer meets and marries girl after knowing her one day. Takes bride home to meet his mother who disapproves of the marriage. Lawyer thinks everything will be fine as he moves up the ladder of the law firm. He doesn't and things get tough. A baby makes things even tougher. Written by Jack Pfeifer <jackhpfeifer@yahoo.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Made for Each Other See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial USA telecast Monday 17 September 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1); in Los Angeles its earliest documented television presentation occurred Sunday 5 September 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5); it first aired in Baltimore Saturday 22 January 1949 on WMAR (Channel 2), in Dayton Tuesday 15 February 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), in Detroit Sunday 27 February 1949 on WWJ (Channel 4), and in Cincinnati Sunday 21 August 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

When John and his wife eat chicken and drink milk in the middle of the night, John puts the cap back on top of the milk bottle. In the next shot, he still pours milk and there is no cap on top of the bottle. He puts the bottle down on the table and does not affix the cap on top of it. See more »

Quotes

John Horace 'Johnny' Mason: What do you think? Its a present from old Granite puss.
Jane: I bet its a summons.
John Horace 'Johnny' Mason: No, its a bank book. Look. Aw, he's deposited ten dollars. Hey, that's a lot of money for the little guy.
Jane: I hope it doesn't plunge Judge Doolittle into bankruptcy!
John Horace 'Johnny' Mason: I don't know, after that hospital bill, he's got more cash in the bank than I do!
Mrs. Harriet Mason: Well, I think it is very considerate of Judge Doolittle to think about the baby's future.
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Opening credits start with hands signing "Carole Lombard" and "James Stewart" to a marriage license. See more »

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Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Made For Each Other
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Harry Tobias
Written for the movie and probably played instrumentally
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Painful Movie to Watch
11 August 1999 | by sedruolSee all my reviews

I am a huge fan of both Jimmy Stewart and Carole Lombard. However, attempting to get through a viewing of "Made for Each Other" made me cringe. The dialogue was superficial, the characters lifeless, and the situations drab and depressing. It seemed that the movie was going for a realistic portrayal of a couple in their first years of matrimony, but it failed miserably in this attempt. Although Stewart and Lombard are both talented actors, at no point during the picture did I ever really *CARE* about what happened to John and Jane Mason. Not only was the script flat and uninventive, but it never really showed what would make the couple fall in love in the first place. Furthermore, the "dramatic" turn of events toward the end of the movie were so cliched, they would easily lend themselves toward derisive laughter rather than tears. Frankly, this wouldn't even make a good "movie of the week."


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