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I Married a Witch (1942)

A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director:

René Clair (as Rene Clair)

Writers:

Robert Pirosh (screen play), Marc Connelly (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fredric March ... Jonathan Wooley / Nathaniel Wooley / Samuel Wooley / Wallace Wooley
Veronica Lake ... Jennifer
Robert Benchley ... Dr. Dudley White
Susan Hayward ... Estelle Masterson
Cecil Kellaway ... Daniel
Elizabeth Patterson ... Margaret
Eily Malyon ... Tabitha Wooley
Robert Warwick ... J.B. Masterson
Robert Greig ... Town Crier
Viola Moore Viola Moore ... Martha
Mary Field ... Nancy Wooley
Nora Cecil ... Harriet Wooley
Emory Parnell ... Allen - Hotel Owner
Helen St. Rayner Helen St. Rayner ... Singer at Wedding
Aldrich Bowker ... Justice of the Peace
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Storyline

In 1672, two witches (Jennifer and her father Daniel) were burned by puritan Jonathan Wooley. In revenge, Jennifer cursed all future generations of the Wooley family, that the sons will always marry the wrong woman and be miserable. In the 20th century, a bolt of lightning frees Jennifer and her father from the tree that had kept their souls imprisoned. Jennifer assumes corporeal form and decides to make up-and-coming politician Wallace Wooley, then unhappily engaged, even more miserable by getting him to fall in love with her before his wedding. Wallace is a straight arrow, though, and Jennifer has to resort to a love potion. As we all know, love potions tend to backfire, with comedic results. Written by Finchster

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Taglines:

I married a witch...and I'm not complaining, would you? (Poster). See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me casé con una bruja See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$312,700, 20 January 1943
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dalton Trumbo was a contributing writer, but left because his interpretation of the novel differed from that of producer Preston Sturges'. Sturges also left the production (and declined onscreen credit) because of artistic differences with director René Clair See more »

Goofs

After Margaret raises the shade in Wallace's bedroom and turns around, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving across the bed's canopy, upper right. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dudley White: It's OK. He fell out of the window.
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Crazy Credits

The title card is shown with a background of the bride and groom flying around on a broom. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Supergirl (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Night, Ladies!
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Sung a cappella by Cecil Kellaway with modified lyrics at the end
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Wow!
30 May 2001 | by pipster101See all my reviews

After reading many film books such as the Hurrell one and "The image makers" I had really started to wonder about Veronica Lake. Having never seen any of her films I really wanted to see her in something...and to be honest to see if she was as gorgeous as in her photo's. Not being available in the UK my flat-mate picked me up a copy of this on a shopping-trip to NY.

Well-what can I say?! Veronica is more than I ever expected, BUT I really DO like the film too. I think it's funny, just the right length and the story has a certain charm and warmth to it that just leaves me smiling. Other viewers have complained about the darkness of it due to the film quality, but I find the beginning vaguely similar to Whale's Frankenstein. Okay, the start and indeed the whole film are slightly silly, but that's its naive charm. Lake has this naughty but loveable air about her that bounds around the screen - I love it and her! I'm really glad I own it, can't wait to both watch it again and see Veronica in something else...


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