Every Girl Should Be Married (1949)





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In this frothy romantic comedy, a beautiful sales girl (Betsy Drake) successfully pursues and bags a dashing obstetrician (Cary Grant).
Comedy , Romance
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RKO Radio Pictures Inc.

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Betsy Drake
as Anabel Sims
Cary Grant
as Dr. Madison Brown
Franchot Tone
as Roger Sanford
Diana Lynn
as Julie Hudson
Alan Mowbray
as Mr. Spitzer
Elisabeth Risdon
as Mary Nolan
Elizabeth Risdon
as Mary Nolan
Richard Gaines
as Sam McNutt
Harry Hayden
as Gogarty
Chick Chandler
as Soda Clerk
Leon Belasco
as Violinist
Fred Essler
as Pierre
Anna Q. Nilsson
as Saleslady
Charmienne Harker
as Miss King
Louise Franklin
as Elevator girl
Dan Foster
as Cigar store clerk
Gwyn Shipman
as Mother
Eddie Albert
as Harry Proctor/'Old' Joe
Arnolda Brown
as Customer
Jean Andren
as Customer
Elaine Riley
as Young Lady
Lois Hall
as Girl
Pat Hall
as Girl
Carol Hughes
as Girl at Counter
Claire Du Brey
as Mrs. Willoughby
Helen Brown
as Dignified Woman
Carolyn Hughes
as Girl at counter
Kate Lawson
as Large Woman
Selmar Jackson
as Clergyman
Anne Nagel
as Woman
James Griffith
as Insurance Salesman
Al Rhein
as Photographer
Joseph Granby
as Louis, the Barber
Selmer Jackson
as Clergyman
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Critic Reviews for Every Girl Should Be Married

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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A cutesy lightweight romantic comedy with a crass sitcom premise that should make one cringe.

Full Review… | June 9, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Every Girl Should Be Married


Cute comedy would have been much better without the annoying Betsy Blair in the lead. Her over eager delivery and puerile ways are hard to take. Diana Lynn, who should have had the lead, is wasted as Betsy's best friend.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Okay, this was amusing at certain points, but it's more often than not just a bit disturbing how this crazy bitch played by Betsy Drake meets Cary Grant and decides that he's just perfect for her, regardless of his lack of interest in her. She contrives every opportunity to drag him into her clutches and enlists everyone he knows as well, it's kind of frustrating at most turns Worth a rental.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

A girl schemes to get Grant to marry her, if only love were so simple. Anyway, I enjoyed this movie, it was funny, and I love Grant too.

Aj V
Aj V

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