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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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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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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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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 The Screen Writer (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

La Mer
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Played often throughout the picture
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Enjoyable, light and fun
19 July 2005 | by mikeswife1See all my reviews

As a Cary Grant fan, I enjoyed this movie tremendously. The humor was light hearted and the plot sweet, which can now be interpreted as sick, demented and freaky. A nice change from the ritzy movies of the 40s where everyone is wealthy in top hats and tails. This is a down to earth movie and should be taken with the girl meets boy girl gets boy idea in mind. As for the stalking, it seems to me she put a lot of work into getting her man so to speak in a nice way. Never once did I see it as "spook" movie or psycho thriller. However, if there was a remake in 2006, it most certainly would come out to be an R movie with a lot of gore and hype. Enjoy for the era.


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