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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.

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Steven S. 'Steve' Gladwyn
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Justice of the Peace Melvin Bush
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Katie Woodruff
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Hector C. Woodruff
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Frederick C. 'Freddie' Melrose
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Eve Melrose (as ZsaZsa Gabor)
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Attorney Stone
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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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Comedy | Romance

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17 December 1952 (France)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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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

Melvin Bush's registry book showed Hector's address as being in Lanhasset, New York. The address on the envelope from the governor shows his residence as being in Manhasset, N.Y. If this goof was made by the set decorator, then it's a factual mistake, but there's a slight chance it was an intentional character error given how scatter-brained Mr. Bush was. 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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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 See 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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