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I Married an Angel (1942)

Passed | | Fantasy, Musical, Romance | 9 July 1942 (USA)
A count who ignores an infatuated secretary thinks he has met his match when an angel from Heaven shows up.

Directors:

W.S. Van Dyke (as Maj. W.S. Van Dyke II), Roy Del Ruth (uncredited)

Writers:

Johann von Vásáry (play) (as János Vaszary), Richard Rodgers (musical adaptation for play) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Jeanette MacDonald ... Anna / Brigitta
Nelson Eddy ... Count Palaffi
Edward Everett Horton ... Peter
Binnie Barnes ... Peggy
Reginald Owen ... 'Whiskers'
Douglass Dumbrille ... Baron Szigethy
Mona Maris ... Marika
Janis Carter ... Sufi
Inez Cooper ... Iren
Leonid Kinskey ... Zinski
Anne Jeffreys ... Polly
Marion Rosamond Marion Rosamond ... Dolly
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Anna Zador is a secretary who's been working for 6 years at Count Willie Palaffi's bank. Every day, she rides to work on her bike and places flowers on Willie's desk, but Willie (the Budapest playboy) doesn't know that she exists. "Whiskers", noticing Anna to be a sweet and beautiful woman, believes she would be the perfect wife for Willie. He insists that Marika (Willie's personal secretary) invite Anna to Willie's costume birthday party - she does so reluctantly for she wants to marry Willie. Marika, knowing Anna is low on cash, offers to help her get a costume. At the party, everyone is dressed elegantly, while Anna is in a simple Angel's outfit. Willie, feeling sorry for her, asks her to dance, but when he sees the guests laughing at them, he makes an excuse and goes upstairs. Upstairs, Willie falls asleep and dreams that an Angel named Brigitta comes to earth to marry him. On their wedding night, Brigitta loses her wings to Willie's delight. He is less delighted when her ... Written by Kelly

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Trivia

"Did You Ever Get Stung?" -- a Rodgers and Hart song featured in the 1938-39 Broadway show and performed by Dennis King, Vivienne Segal and Charles Walters -- was revised and retitled "Little Work-a-Day World" for the movie by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest. Ultimately, this number would be cut from the release print. The discarded ditty was among four film songs which Nelson Eddy recorded for the Columbia label on February 1, 1942. (The other cuts were "I Married an Angel," "Spring Is Here" and "I'll Tell the Man in the Street.") The Richard Rodgers tune of another song from the Broadway version of the musical, "At the Roxy Music Hall," was used in the film and retitled "Tira Lira La" with completely new lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest to replace those of Lorenz Hart. See more »

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Referenced in We Must Have Music (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

To Count Palaff (There Comes a Time)
(1942)
Music by Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung by Edward Everett Horton at the party
Reprised by him at the wedding reception
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Surreal Delight
17 March 2004 | by williamejacksSee all my reviews

Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy star in this "modern" musical that showcases MacDonald's comic abilities. Surreal 40s musical seem to be making fun of 40s fashions even as they were in current vogue. Eye-popping costumes and sets (yes B&W) add to the surreal, dreamlike quality of the entire film. Several good songs enliven the film, with the "Twinkle in Your Eye" number a total highlight, including a fun jitterbug number between MacDonald and Binnie Barnes. Also in the HUGE cast are Edward Everett Horton, Reginal Owen, Mona Maris, Douglas Dumbrille and Anne Jeffreys. Also to been seen in extended bit parts are Esther Dale, Almira Sessions, Grace Hayle, Gertrude Hoffman, Rafaela Ottiano, Odette Myrtile, Cecil Cunningham and many others.

Great fun and nice to see the wonderful MacDonald in her jitterbug/vamp routines. She could do it all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me casé con un ángel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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