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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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America's Favorite Sweethearts in their final pairing!


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Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Roy Del Ruth was replaced by W.S. Van Dyke on 4 November 1941, after several weeks of production. See more »


Soundtracks

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Gypsy song)
from the opera "Carmen" (1875)
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
English lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald in the surreal sequence
Sung also by Nelson Eddy with English lyrics
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"Hey Butcher, Hey Baker, Love's Landed a Real Haymaker"
15 March 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

It was not planned that way, but as it turns out the film adaption of the Rodgers&Hart Broadway musical I Married an Angel turned out to be the last pairing of Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. Nelson in fact left Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after this film and bought his own contract out for $250,000.00 according to a recently published book about the pair by Sheryl Rich.

They are in good voice and the songs of Rodgers&Hart never got a better treatment. Unfortunately the film ran into some censorship problems about celestial creatures doing some very earthly things. Rodgers&Hart were busy on Broadway and couldn't help. Two very big shows for them, Pal Joey and By Jupiter kept them occupied.

Nelson is a happy carefree Hungarian playboy who's grandfather started the Bank of Budapest. But Nelson would rather spend his time with wine, women, and song and since it's Nelson Eddy, song doesn't take third place to the other two. At his birthday party he's taken by a little known to him employee at the bank in an angel costume. Guess who that is? Feeling a little the worse for wear from the revelry, Nelson takes a little snooze.

During the dream Jeanette appears to him as a real angel and Nelson is smitten. He asks her to marry him and she agrees. She's without a dishonest bone in her heavenly body.

Unfortunately her time in heaven has not prepared her to deal with certain earthly hypocrisies. It's one wild celestial ride that Jeanette gives Nelson.

The title song, I'll Tell the Man in the Street, and Spring is Here are the big hit numbers from the Broadway show and the stars do them well. The satire comes off far better here than it did for Jeanette and Nelson in Bittersweet, but still censorship really crippled some of the best lines from Broadway.

Binnie Barnes, Reginald Owen, Edward Everett Horton and Douglass Dumbrille give good support to the singing sweethearts. Barnes practically steals the show as the wisecracking earthly friend of MacDonald who sets out to teach her worldly ways.

I think fans of MacDonald and Eddy and others who do knock this film ought to give it a second look. It's not as bad as some would make it out to be.


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