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Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

Passed | | Comedy | 25 December 1948 (USA)
A willful woman concocts an elaborate scheme to trap a handsome pediatrician into marriage.

Director:

Don Hartman

Writers:

Eleanor Harris (story), Stephen Morehouse Avery (screen play collaboration) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... Dr. Madison Brown
Franchot Tone ... Roger Sanford
Diana Lynn ... Julie Howard
Betsy Drake ... Anabel Sims
Alan Mowbray ... Mr. Spitzer
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mary Nolan
Richard Gaines ... Sam McNutt
Harry Hayden Harry Hayden ... Gogarty
Chick Chandler ... Soda Clerk
Leon Belasco ... Violinist
Fred Essler Fred Essler ... Pierre
Anna Q. Nilsson ... Saleslady
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Storyline

Living in the big city, Anabel Sims, a shop girl at Roger Sanford and Co. Department Store, has matrimony at the front of her mind, but no potential husband discounting "Old Joe" back in her hometown of Greenville, he who she has no intention of marrying even if he asks her. She knows who she will want to marry once she sees the man, and believes that women should be able to take on the traditional male role in the courtship ritual in pursuing that man. It is love at first sight for her when she spots who she will learn is esteemed pediatrician Dr. Madison W. Brown, she indeed using every trick at her disposal to get him to want to marry her. She learns that he is a creature of habit, which makes it easy for her to stalk him, but she also learns that he considers himself a confirmed bachelor, and if he does decide to marry that he wants to choose his own wife rather than the other way around as he quickly learns what she is doing in constantly and "accidentally" running into him. As ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

"Every Girl Should be Married" says Cary Grant, Noted Bachelor Baby Doctor, so she took his advice and married HIM! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

One of RKO's final releases for 1948, this was its biggest hit for the year, netting $775,000 into 1949. See more »

Goofs

During Dr. Brown's lecture, his pocket handkerchief changes positions between shots, and sometimes disappears altogether. See more »

Quotes

Roger Sanford: I've been married three times. I like marriage. My wives didn't but I do.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

La Mer
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Played often throughout the picture
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Ha Ha this movie's great!
29 March 2002 | by calamitycrockettSee all my reviews

Ha ha this movie is great! I've never been a Cary Grant fan, but he won me over in this one. This movie is all around funny. Now of coarse the girl in the movie is kinda a stalker, but that's what makes it so great. Watch it, it's cute!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Hartman's Production of Every Girl Should Be Married See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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