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The Man I Married (1940)

Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.

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Irving Pichel

Writers:

Oscar Schisgall (short story), Oliver H.P. Garrett (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Bennett ... Carol Hoffman
Francis Lederer ... Eric Hoffman
Lloyd Nolan ... Kenneth Delane
Anna Sten ... Frieda Heinkel
Otto Kruger ... Heinrich Hoffman
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Frau Gerhardt
Ludwig Stössel ... Dr. Gerhardt
Johnny Russell ... Ricky Hoffman
Lionel Royce Lionel Royce ... Herr Deckhart
Frederick Vogeding Frederick Vogeding ... Train Traveller
Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch ... Otto
Egon Brecher Egon Brecher ... Czech
Willy Kaufman Willy Kaufman ... Train Conductor (as William Kaufman)
Frank Reicher ... Friehof
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Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

9 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Married a Nazi See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In a studio press release, a new type of set construction was utilized, using painted canvas instead of wood, saving 25% of the construction budget. See more »

Goofs

When Joan Bennet wrestles with her Nazi interrogator, they knock the phone off the desk. The phone very obviously has no cable connected to it. See more »

Quotes

Carol Hoffman: Heil, heel!
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Connections

Featured in Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004) See more »

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Time to re-marry
6 June 2014 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

American Joan Bennett (Carol) is married to German Francis Lederer (Eric). The year is 1938 and they live in the USA during the emergence of Hitler and his gang. They have a son Johnny Russell (Ricky) who looks like he has been given a few too many MacDonalds cheeseburgers. He's also annoying. Lederer takes his family on a trip into Germany to take care of matters with his father's (Otto Kruger) business where he also links up with wide-eyed Nazi sympathiser and friend Anna Sten (Frieda). Bennett and Lederer have also been asked to smuggle some money to a concentration camp prisoner so that he can bribe a guard and escape. It's not long before Bennett has seen enough but Lederer wants to stay and embrace the new Germany……

Unfortunately, there is not enough action here and the film has long segments of preachy dialogue, so it loses points as it loses its way during these sections. And the kid is irritating. It's interesting as a time capsule and the cast are fine given that they have to spout corny dialogue.


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