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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:

Le lien sacré See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A clip of this movie is used in Foreigner's music video, "I Don't Want To Live Without You" See more »

Goofs

When Johnny comes home drunk, his collar changes throughout the scene from being flipped up in the back to being properly placed. See more »

Quotes

Farmer's Wife: [Repeated line] Mercy sake's alive.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
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strange story structure
15 January 2003 | by rsyungSee all my reviews

I have to agree with other reviews as to the strange mix of genres and bizarre lack of conventional story structure. Normally, in the traditional three-act structure, the basic dilemma is set up in the first act, but in this film, the story just sort of segues gradually into the marriage and then one personal crisis after another, culminating in the illness of the child. In spite of all its shortcomings, Lombard's warmth and vulnerability shine through. I thought Stewart's gradual descent into desperation and self-recrimination strangely prefigured George Bailey in `It's A Wonderful Life.'


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