I Married A Witch

I Married A Witch

Downloadable Video - 1942
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.
Publisher: [USA] : , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1942]
Copyright Date: ©1942
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 13 min. 20 sec.)) : sound, color

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goodforyoujoey
Feb 25, 2016

to sum it up, a really worthless picture

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forever_ice17
May 25, 2015

Veronica Lake was the cutest!

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Derringer
Mar 06, 2015

In my days I've certainly seen my fair share of utterly rank-awful "Screwball" comedies from the 30s & 40s. But, when it comes right down to the level of sheer crap, I honestly don't think I've ever seen one that manages to scrape the absolute bottom of the barrel as "I Married A Witch" inevitably did.

Not only was this picture's special effects atrociously bad (even for old-school), but I'm also completely convinced that its story had been literally slapped carelessly together on the spur of the moment. And, even though this seemed to be the case, I'm pretty certain that movie-audiences back in 1942 loved this crummy, brain-dead comedy to pieces and excitedly looked forward to more of the same from Hollywood.

When it came to absolutely annoying, grate-on-your-nerves characters, I'd say that the petite, peek-a-boo girl, Veronica Lake, as Jennifer, the witchy witch, had me repeatedly cringing with contempt for her every time she appeared on screen (no matter how attractive the make-up artists tried to make her look).

Incompetently directed by Rene Clair (who was obviously just a bungling boob who knew nothing about directing coherent comedy), I have now completely sworn off ever watching another stupid and sickening Screwball comedy, ever-ever again.

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Vivica
Feb 27, 2015

Fredric March was a little too old for the role & I found that distracting. A lot of recognizable character actors...it was cute and you could see clearly it was the inspiration for the "Bewitched" TV series 20 yrs later...so for that alone, it was worth watching.

ontherideau Feb 03, 2015

This must have been the inspiration for Bewitched.
Sweet fun!

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Monolith
Nov 30, 2014

A terrific vintage rom-com starring the delicious Veronica Lake and the talented Frederic March, recommended to those who love classic b&w films of yore (such as myself).

d2013 Oct 03, 2014

Great comedy and Veronica Lake is great in this one. Entertaining and fun!

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voisjoe1_0
Oct 02, 2014

This fantasy/romantic comedy may not be appreciated for the delight it gave audiences when it came out in 1942. Oh! Todays audience are so jaded today by all of the ghost stories. But in 1942, this was just right to help American get through the world that was waging a long, terrifying war. It was directed by the great immigrant French director Rene Clair and stars Frederich March and Veronica Lake (two actors that did not like each other). Hilariously, Lake hid a 40 pound weight on her person to make March struggle extra hard when he was carrying her in one of the scenes. And in another, Lake gave March a groin shot.

aaa5756 Mar 21, 2014

Very well done old school movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater. No falling asleep on this one!!!!!

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lukasevansherman
Dec 24, 2013

I get a lot of merde from people because I don't like romantic comedies, but I insist I do, but they all just happen to be made before 1960. French director Rene Clair made some great films in his native country ("Le Million," "A Nous La Liberte") before coming to Hollywood. He did a few films here, including the Agatha Christie adaptation "And Then There Were None" (or "Ten Little Indians"), but this feels the most like his French films. A supernatural screwball romantic comedy (a little like "Topper"), this is blithe and charming with a ridiculously cute and charming Veronica Lake paired with the underrated Fredric March. They do not make them like they used to mon ami.

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