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We're Not Married! (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 17 December 1952 (France)
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In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married.

Director:

Edmund Goulding

Writers:

Nunnally Johnson (screenplay), Dwight Taylor (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Ramona Gladwyn
Fred Allen ... Steven S. 'Steve' Gladwyn
Victor Moore ... Justice of the Peace Melvin Bush
Marilyn Monroe ... Annabel Jones Norris
David Wayne ... Jeff Norris
Eve Arden ... Katie Woodruff
Paul Douglas ... Hector C. Woodruff
Eddie Bracken ... Wilson Boswell 'Willie' Fisher
Mitzi Gaynor ... Patricia 'Patsy' Reynolds Fisher
Louis Calhern ... Frederick C. 'Freddie' Melrose
Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Eve Melrose (as ZsaZsa Gabor)
James Gleason ... Duffy
Paul Stewart ... Attorney Stone
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Bush
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Storyline

A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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What embarrassment when we discover... [We're Not Married] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1952 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Wir sind gar nicht verheiratet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a November 25, 1951 New York Times article, the picture was going to feature the stories of seven married couples, although the released film has only five. A March 1952 studio synopsis, contained in the PCA file, reveals that Hope Emerson and Walter Brennan were the stars of one of the dropped episodes, in which "Mattie Beaufort" (Emerson) an over-worked, rural housewife is courted by "Handsome" (Brennan), a shiftless philanderer. When Mattie receives the governor's letter notifying her of her marital status, she asks Handsome to read it for her, and he quickly feeds it to the hogs rather than have her learn that she would be free to marry him. A July 25, 1952 entry in Hollywood Reporter's "Rambling Reporter" column indicates that the sequence was filmed, but the reason for its removal from the finished picture has not been determined. See more »

Goofs

On the day of the Mrs. Mississippi pageant, and the day Jeff receives the governor's letter, Annabel's manager says the Mrs. America and Miss America pageants are happening in Atlantic City in one week. However, the governor's letter was dated June 11, 1951 and presumably received within a few days. The Miss America and Mrs. America finals in 1951 occurred in September, much more than one week away from June 15th or so. See more »

Quotes

Willie's Sergeant: If you ain't married when a kid is born, it's a foul ball.
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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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Cuddles
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Written by Edmund Goulding
Sung by the lunch room counter man
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pretty entertaining
9 August 2000 | by rupieSee all my reviews

This is a thoroughly entertaining little piece of fluff with a great comic premise and good performances from a fine cast. Ginger Rogers and Fred Allen, in particular, work wonderfully together as the bickering radio stars who must play a lovey-dovey couple on their morning show. It is too bad that Allen - who has such a wonderfully dry and cynical comic persona (sort of a Walter Matthau prototype) - didn't make more movies. This is a fun way to while away an hour and a half.


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