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Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 27 November 1942 (USA)
In Europe at the start of World War II, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Patrick 'Pat' O'Toole
... Kathie O'Hara / Katherine Butt-Smith / Baroness Katherine Von Luber
... Baron Franz Von Luber
... Gaston Le Blanc
... Gen. Borelski
Ferike Boros ... Elsa
... German Capt. Von Kleinoch
... Ed Cumberland
... Anna
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Storyline

At the start of WWII, Katie O'Hara, an American burlesque girl intent on social climbing, marries Austrian Baron Von Luber. Pat O'Toole, an American radio reporter, sees this as a chance to investigate Von Luber, who is suspected of having Nazi ties. As country after country falls to the Nazis, O'Tool follows O'Hara across Europe. At first he is after a story, but he gradually falls in love with her. When she learns that her husband is indeed a Nazi, O'Hara fakes her death and runs off with O'Toole. In Paris, she is recruited to spy for the allies; he uses a radio broadcast to make Von Luber and the Nazis look like fools. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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27 November 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leo McCarey's Once Upon a Honeymoon  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$861,100, 20 January 1943
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| (Turner library print)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scene showing the cutting of the wedding cake with a map of Czechoslovakia on it was a reference to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier conceding the German-speaking Sudetenland to Germany in 1938. See more »

Goofs

The photographer says that seven countries have already fallen. At this point, actually eight had: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Holland and Belgium. See more »

Quotes

Patrick 'Pat' O'Toole: But I still don't see how a lovely creature with your possibilities could a...
Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith: You're a newspaperman?
Patrick 'Pat' O'Toole: Yeah.
Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith: Why?
Patrick 'Pat' O'Toole: That's what I wanted to be.
Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith: It's that simple. Goodbye.
Patrick 'Pat' O'Toole: Now, just a moment. One last look. I want to always remember you just the way you look tonight... today.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: VIENNA 1938 See more »

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Soundtracks

Wiener Blut, Op. 354 (Viennese Blood)
(1873) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Played during Vienna 1938 and occasionally in the score
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Better than one might be led to believe
16 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Although there is a silly side to this movie, I really don't think that its only value is as a curiosity. In reality, it was a singular vehicle for Ginger Rogers to flex her acting muscles, instead of merely being a sidekick in a dance routine. She is something to behold in this movie. And, I maintain that if you are a Cary Grant fan, it's nothing to sit through this slightly confectionery film. It is practically astonishing that the Jewish issue was addressed in a movie made in 1942. Finally, it's worth pointing out that any average film from this period is Shakespearean compared to the dreck on offer most of the time these days.


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