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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 ... 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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He won't say YES! She won't take NO! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only film in which Cary Grant and Betsy Drake appeared together before their marriage. See more »

Goofs

When the insurance man shows the new car to Anabel on the street, the pole of the microphone is reflected against a window behind the actors. 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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Connections

Featured in Becoming Cary Grant (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

La Mer
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Played often throughout the picture
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Confirmed bachelor neatly evades a woman's efforts to trap him for a husband.
16 October 2000 | by stealthviperSee all my reviews

The interplay between grant and the other characters by itself made this movie a ten for me. It served as yet another reason why this is my favorite actor. The plot-dynamic is a comedy that is funny with out trying explicitly to appear as a comedy. Anabel's duplicitous overtures to trap Madison as a husband, are made even more humorous by Madison's complete mastery of the situation. Always aware of her efforts he neatly side steps them at every turn, only to accept her at the end inspite of her silliness. If you understand how Ricky Riccardo could love Lucy inspite of her antics you will appreciate this movie!


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