I Married a Witch (1942)


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As she burns at the stake, a 17th century witch, Jennifer (Veronica Lake), places a curse on her accuser (Fredric March), so that from this day forward, all of his descendants (each played by him) will be unhappy in marriage. After several hilarious through-the-years examples (the Civil War-era Fredric March runs off to battle rather than endure his wife's nagging), we are brought up to 1942. Wallace Wooley (March) is a gubernatorial candidate, preparing to wed snooty socialite Estelle Masterson … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Pirosh, Marc Connelly, Dalton Trumbo, Marc Connolly
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 7, 2013
Vestron Video


as Jennifer

as Wallace Wooley

as Estelle Masterson

as Dr. Dudley White

as Tabitha

as J.B. Masterson

as Harriet

as Henry, Justice of t...

as Wife of the Justice ...

as Prisoner

as Prisoner

as Jennifer Jr., the D...

as Fred the policeman

as Policeman

as Man with Masterson

as Motorcycle cop

as Radio Voice

as Ambulance driver

as Doorman

as Young Folks at Count...

as Fireman

as Puritan vendor

as Woolley Jr.

as Puritan

as Young man

as Woman Playing Chess

as Town Crier

as Nancy Wooley

as Prison Guard

as Elderly Wife

as Wooley Son

as Policeman

as Prison guard

as Prison Guard

as Joe the Cabbie

as Photographer

as Man with Masterson

as Older woman

as Bartender

as Elderly wife
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Critic Reviews for I Married a Witch

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

I Married A Witch is spiritualism in a vein of knockabout farce. It is more oh-boy than occult. But its humor is Clair enough.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Lake is delightfully effective as the malicious woman, whose ideas of punishment are often beautifully absurd, and March provides an excellent foil.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Fans of Veronica Lake won't be disappointed; the special effects are nicely done too.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

It may be not be one of the classic examples of a Hollywood screwball comedy -- might I recommend His Girl Friday to anyone interested? -- but I Married a Witch contains enough modest laughs to satisfy couch potatoes on a chilly fall evening.

Full Review… | November 6, 2013
Creative Loafing

The movie's practical magic still looks perfectly groovy, and doesn't need any kind of digital re-imagining.

Full Review… | November 5, 2013
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for I Married a Witch

Average. Was expecting better. And I really hated the old fashioned singing!
Cute idea, though.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Delightful romantic fantasy, Veronica is truly bewitching, March is unusually lively, their chemistry is wonderful, you could never tell they absolutely loathed each other behind the scenes. Susan is a superlative bitch and all the other supporting characters are cast to perfection. All and all a marvelous experience.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


This featherweight comedy stars Veronica Lake as a witch, burned at the stake in Ye Olden times who comes back in the 40s to beguile the ancestor of the man responsible. Essentially this is a feature length episode of Bewitched. The jokes aren't really all that funny, and the script is weaker than curry house lager. What this film does have going for it is Ms Lake herself, who is the stuff restraining orders are made of. She is absolutely adorable throughout, and although she is the only reason to watch this film, on this occasion one reason is enough.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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