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I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 30 October 1942 (USA)
A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director:

René Clair (as Rene Clair)

Writers:

Robert Pirosh (screen play), Marc Connelly (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fredric March ... Jonathan Wooley / Nathaniel Wooley / Samuel Wooley / Wallace Wooley
Veronica Lake ... Jennifer
Robert Benchley ... Dr. Dudley White
Susan Hayward ... Estelle Masterson
Cecil Kellaway ... Daniel
Elizabeth Patterson ... Margaret
Eily Malyon ... Tabitha Wooley
Robert Warwick ... J.B. Masterson
Robert Greig ... Town Crier
Viola Moore Viola Moore ... Martha
Mary Field ... Nancy Wooley
Nora Cecil ... Harriet Wooley
Emory Parnell ... Allen - Hotel Owner
Helen St. Rayner Helen St. Rayner ... Singer at Wedding
Aldrich Bowker ... Justice of the Peace
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Storyline

In 1672, two witches (Jennifer and her father Daniel) were burned by puritan Jonathan Wooley. In revenge, Jennifer cursed all future generations of the Wooley family, that the sons will always marry the wrong woman and be miserable. In the 20th century, a bolt of lightning frees Jennifer and her father from the tree that had kept their souls imprisoned. Jennifer assumes corporeal form and decides to make up-and-coming politician Wallace Wooley, then unhappily engaged, even more miserable by getting him to fall in love with her before his wedding. Wallace is a straight arrow, though, and Jennifer has to resort to a love potion. As we all know, love potions tend to backfire, with comedic results. Written by Finchster

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HEY VERONICA, got room on your broom for me? (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me casé con una bruja See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$312,700, 20 January 1943
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members listed in studio records did not appear in the movie. These were (with their character names): Reed Hadley (Young Man), Jane Buckingham (Young Woman), Florence Gill (Woman Playing Chess) and Walter Soderling (Man Playing Chess). See more »

Goofs

After Margaret raises the shade in Wallace's bedroom and turns around, her key light is noticeably turned on late. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: [(sings)] For tonight I merry merry be / Tomorrow I'll be sober.
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Crazy Credits

The title card is shown with a background of the bride and groom flying around on a broom. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Un, dos, tres... al escondite inglés (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Cry of Freedom
(1862) (uncredited)
Music by George Frederick Root
In the score at the start of the 1861 scene
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A favorite when I was a boy and still worth watching
19 January 2003 | by larryrcrumpSee all my reviews

When I first saw this film in the fifties and I was in my early teens, I thought then that Veronica Lake was one of the sexiest and good-looking ladies that I had ever seen. After watching the movie again recently, I still think so. She displayed a good sense of timing in this film. It was rather sad to read of her later history leading up to her death.


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