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I Married A Witch (1942)
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I Married A Witch (1942) In 1672, two witches (Jennifer and her father Daniel) are burned by puritan Jonathan Wooley; in 1942, they rematerialize to plague his descendant Wallace Wooley, candidate for state governor. Wallace is about to marry tart-tongued Estelle, but Jennifer has other ideas; then her love potion goes wrong...

Movie Tagline:
She's a witch (and we do mean witch) who gets what she wants with hex appeal!

Title: I Married A Witch
Release Date: October 30, 1942
Runtime: 77 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Buried.com Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I

MPAA Rating: Passed

Rene Clair

Fredric March ...Jonathan Wooley / Nathaniel Wooley / Samuel Wooley...
Veronica Lake ...Jennifer
Robert Benchley ...Dr. Dudley White
Susan Hayward ...Estelle Masterson
Cecil Kellaway ...Daniel
Elizabeth Patterson ...Margaret
Robert Warwick ...J.B. Masterson
Beverly Andre ...Girl at Country Club
Georgia Backus ...Older Woman
Charles Bates ...Wooley's Son
Brooks Benedict ...Country Club Extra
Billy Bevan ...Puritan Vendor
Marie Blake ...Purity Sykes
Billy Bletcher ...Photographer
Monte Blue ...Doorman
Wade Boteler ...Policeman Arresting Daniel
Aldrich Bowker ...Justice of the Peace
Al Bridge ...Second Prison Guard
Ann Carter ...Jennifer Wooley, Wooley's Daughter
Nora Cecil ...Harriet Wooley
Eddy Chandler ...Motorcycle Cop
Chester Conklin ...Party Bartender
Georgie Cooper ...Wedding Guest
Gino Corrado ...Onlooker in Crowd
Gordon De Main ...Man with Masterson on radio
Emma Dunn ...Wife of Justice of the Peace
Ralph Dunn ...First Prison Guard
Frank Elliott ...Magistrate
Franklyn Farnum ...Country Club Extra / Man at Fire
Mary Field ...Nancy Wooley

» [more cast members]

Rene Clair
Buddy G. DeSylva
Preston Sturges

Thorne Smith
Norman Matson
Robert Pirosh
Marc Connelly
Rene Clair
Andre Rigaud
Dalton Trumbo

Roy Webb

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)"
"The Battle Cry of Freedom"
"I Remember You"
"You Came Along"
"I Love You Truly"
"A Hot Time in the Old Town"
"Good Night, Ladies!"

More Movie Taglines:
  • She's a witch (and we do mean witch) who gets what she wants with hex appeal!
  • She was a beautiful witch...but she done him wrong!
  • She's got him so he doesn't know which is witch!
  • When she finishes with him, he won't know witch is which!
  • She knows all about love potions... and lovely motions!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Jennifer: 'Twould be nice to have lips... lips to whisper lies... lips to kiss man and make him suffer. Father, why cannot I have lips, and eyes, and hair?
  • Daniel: [(sings)] For tonight I merry merry be / Tomorrow I'll be sober.
  • Wallace Wooley: I'm afraid you've got a hangover. Daniel: Don't tell me what I've got! I invented the hangover. It was in 1892... B.C.
  • Dr. Dudley White: It's OK. He fell out of the window.
  • Wallace Wooley: Mere physical beauty isn't everything.
Movie Trivia:
  • The biggest misconception about this movie is that it is the basis for "Bewitched" (1964). It's completely untrue. The only thing the two have in common is a witch marrying a mortal. Darren's ancestors have nothing to do with Samantha or her ancestors. The only member of Jennifer's family we meet is her father, nor are we exposed to any other witches or warlocks. Samantha doesn't lose her powers because she falls in love.
  • Several cast members listed in studio records did not appear in the movie. These were (with their character names): Reed Hadley (Young Man), Jan Buckingham (Young Woman), Florence Gill (Woman Playing Chess) and Walter Soderling (Man Playing Chess).
  • Dalton Trumbo was a contributing writer, but left because his interpretation of the novel differed from producer Preston Sturges. Sturges also left the production (and declined onscreen credit) because of artistic differences with director René Clair
  • Joel McCrea was initially cast as the lead, but declined the role because he didn't want to work again with Veronica Lake, his co-star in Sullivan's Travels (1941).
  • Veronica Lake and Fredric March did not like one another, due in part to some disparaging remarks March made about her. During filming, Lake delighted in playing pranks on March, such as hiding a 40-pound weight under her costume when March had to carry her in his arms. In another scene in which the two were photographed only from the waist up, Lake stuck her foot in March's groin.
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