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Marry Me (1949)

Several individuals consult a marriage bureau, including a peer of the realm, his butler, a lonely school teacher, a French girl on the run, a country vicar, and a newspaper reporter, sent by his editor, to do an undercover story.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Lewis Gilbert (original screenplay), Denis Waldock (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Bond ... Andrew Scott
Susan Shaw ... Pat Cooper
Patrick Holt ... Martin Roberts (as Patrick Parsons)
Carol Marsh Carol Marsh ... Doris Pearson
David Tomlinson ... David Haig
Zena Marshall ... Marcelle Duclos
Guy Middleton ... Sir Gordon Blake
Nora Swinburne ... Enid Lawson
Brenda Bruce ... Brenda Delamere
Jean Cadell ... Hester Parsons
Mary Jerrold ... Emily Parsons
Denis O'Dea ... Saunders
Yvonne Owen Yvonne Owen ... Sue Carson
Alison Leggatt Alison Leggatt ... Miss Beamish
Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Perrins
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The stories of several individuals who consult a marriage bureau, including a peer of the realm, his butler, a lonely school teacher, a French girl on the run from a violent boyfriend, a country vicar, and a newspaper reporter, sent by his editor, to do an undercover story. Written by Mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Comedy | Romance

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Goofs

David, a Londoner, tells the marriage bureau he is an Australian who has just arrived in England. But he speaks like a Londoner, with no trace of an Australian accent. See more »

Quotes

Emily Parsons: I always think gentlemen's gentlemen are more gentlemanly than gentlemen.
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Life Is a Dance
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Music by Johann Strauss
Lyrics by George Windeatt
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Dated but pleasant
3 September 2019 | by rhoda-9See all my reviews

This is a perfectly nice, mindless kind of movie, something to watch while you're ironing. Typical of its blandness, the cad is Guy Middleton, the poor man's Terry-Thomas, and one of the women is a night-club hostess. Although there is no suggestion that she is a prostitute--indeed, all her circumstances indicate that she isn't--the movie more or less treats her as one. Of four matches, two are silly, and two are serious.

As always in this type of movie, the social details are fascinating--women's fashions (ranging from lovely to bizarrely hideous), prices and wages, standards of sexual sophistication, servants' relations with masters. The stories are not terribly believable, though--two men are nice-looking, two handsome, and all four, with good manners and character, fall in love with their assigned mates (all attractive women) quickly. Tell THAT to the Marines!

The script is pleasant rather than comic, but every now and then there is an amusing or bizarre line to keep your interest, such as the reporter's saying, when his editor tells him, "Don't let them know you work here": "I don't let my mother know I work here."


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1952 (USA) See more »

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Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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