Every Girl Should Be Married (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

Every Girl Should Be Married (1949)





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Cary Grant met his future wife Betsy Drake on the set of the appropriately titled Every Girl Should be Married. Grant plays well-known baby specialist Madison Brown, who is Dr. Spock in everything but name. After a chance meeting with headstrong young Anabel Sins (Drake), poor Brown finds his every move and thought monitored by Anabel, who intends to become his wife come heck or high water. Upset that Brown steadfastly resists her charms, Anabel decides to make him jealous by playing up to her boss Roger Sanford (Franchot Tone). When Brown still won't bite, our plucky heroine mounts a campaign enlisting everybody in town to wear down the doctor's resistance. Nowadays, this is called "stalking"; in 1948, it was called "funny." Produced, directed and written by Don Hartman, Every Girl Should be Married was a box-office winner to the tune of $775,000.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Morehouse Avery, Don Hartman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 6, 2009
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
Elizabeth Risdon
as Mary Nolan
Elisabeth Risdon
as Mary Nolan
Richard Gaines
as Sam McNutt
Harry Hayden
as Gogarty
Chick Chandler
as Soda Clerk
Leon Belasco
as Violinist
Anna Q. Nilsson
as Saleslady
Louise Franklin
as Elevator girl
Dan Foster
as Cigar store clerk
Eddie Albert
as Harry Proctor/'Old' ...
Arnolda Brown
as Customer
Jean Andren
as Customer
Elaine Riley
as Young Lady
Carol Hughes
as Girl at Counter
Claire Du Brey
as Mrs. Willoughby
Helen Brown
as Dignified Woman
Carolyn Hughes
as Girl at counter
Selmar Jackson
as Clergyman
Kate Lawson
as Large 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

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | July 3, 2008
Top Critic

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

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

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

Super Reviewer

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

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.

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