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I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, War | 9 August 1949 (USA)
After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.

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Henri Rochard is a French captain assigned to work with Lt. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany gender-confusing antics follow. Written by Thor Thapsigargin

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The Most Hilarious Comedy in Many a Honeymoon! See more »

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Ava Gardner was briefly considered for the part of Catherine. See more »

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The housekeeper only replaces the handle on the outside of the door, so when Lt Gates goes to open it from the inside (after Rochard claims it was broken), the inside handle would not have been in place. See more »

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Lt. Catherine Gates: [humiliated after Capt. Rochard publicly returns her laundry in an insinuating manner] Oh, what a stinker YOU are.
Capt. Henri Rochard: [cooly] Did I forget something?
Lt. Catherine Gates: What a dirty stinker - and you're going right back in that office and explain to them how you got my laundry by mistake in Dusseldorf and forgot to give it back to me.
Capt. Henri Rochard: Well, it's such a dull story. Who would care?
Lt. Catherine Gates: You know what you made them think?
Capt. Henri Rochard: [feigning innocence] I don't quite understa... Oh, no! You mean you and ME? Well, I'd be glad to explain ...
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This Is the Army, Mr. Jones
(1943) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Played during opening credits
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Terrific!
18 April 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

One of the most undervalued screwball comedies... I think this picture is equal to classics like "It Happened One Night","Bringing Up Baby" or "My Man Godfrey".In this movie Ann Sheridan has the rare opportunity to show that she's not just a great dramatic actress but also has a impressive comedian talent - neither Katharine Hepburn nor Carole Lombard would have made it better.Cary Grant acts also quite good,but he has no chance against Ann with her sharp-tongued,dry commentaries...The dialogues and the action are very funny,I even laugh about it when I see that feature the 10th time...part of the plot is nonsense,of course,but there are also some sarcastic digs on the bureaucratic system. If you like screwball comedies,this movie is a MUST!!!


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