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Every Girl Should Be Married Reviews

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½ November 15, 2016
Film veteran Cary grant as Dr. Madison Brown acting with real life wife, Betsy Drake who plays retail warehouse store worker Anabel Simms pursuing him.
Super Reviewer
½ August 14, 2014
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.
½ February 26, 2013
My daughter would like to know if there are any old movies with *smart* women in them.
½ July 24, 2012
"every girl should be married" isn't brilliant comedy, but it's entertaining all through out. cary grant plays the same character he usually plays, and as usual, he's really funny. but it's betsy drake who steals the show with her charming and hilarious delivery, and the fact that she's very believable when her character is at her craziest.
½ July 21, 2012
Oh boy. It turns out there's a reason Betsy Drake never became a star.
November 26, 2011
When you cast a nostalgic eye back over the excellent career of Cary Grant, the period in the 1940s where he made inoffensively bland comedies will never the highlight. The fact that he starred in 3 of the very best films made in this decade only serve to make the rest of them look that much less impressive. Every Girl Should Be Married is the epitome of the material he was working with during that time. The film must have been an anachronism almost upon release. It very much picks up the 'women just want to have a family and be a good housewife' baton and runs with it unapologetically down the street for 85-minutes cracking jokes about a man's reluctance to fall in love with a sociopathic stalker who won't take no for an answer.

That said, it's still a fairly entertaining picture despite the lack of laughs, and Cary Grant is always worth watching. Betsy Drake is fairly over the top, trading her chemistry with Grant towards the end (they married in real life the following year) for her questionable talent in an up-and-down forgettable performance.
½ November 19, 2011
Every Girl Should Be Married is an enjoyable film. It is about a woman trying to find a husband. Cary Grant and Betsy Drake give excellent performances. The script is well written and humorous. Don Hartman did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this movie because of the comedy and lightheartedness. Every Girl Should Be Married is a must see.
½ November 19, 2011
Fair Cary Grant comedy but not one of his best, although it has plenty of curiosity value with him playing opposite of Betsy Drake.
½ October 27, 2011
has to be one of old grants worst movies maybe its his leading lady
September 30, 2011
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.
September 10, 2011
loved it, betsy drake is wonderful
½ June 10, 2011
A horribly sexist film about Anabel (Betsy Drake) who schemes, manipulates and cheats in an attempt to nail down the perfect husband. Of course, that 'perfect' man is a doctor who loves his bachelorhood (Cary Grant). This movie is one of those classic antifeminist films of the era chalk full of terribly offensive lines like: "How in the world did Eve ever get Adam when she had no other woman to help her with the subtle little touches?". So all in all, it is fun to mock but hurts your soul to watch.
March 17, 2011
Every Girl Should Be Married would never work as a modern movie in today's world, but there is a fun innocence to this film that makes it enjoyable. Cary Grant is his usual, charismatic self and Betsy Drake is surprisingly charming, considering her character is a crazy stalker. These days, this lighthearted romance would be considered a horror movie.
Super Reviewer
November 30, 2010
This is a romantic comedy that stars Cary Grant and Betsy Drake. Baisc plot has Betsy Drake character looking for a perfect husband. She runs into Grant's character who is a pediatrician and a bachelor. She falls in love with him at first sight. But it takes some stalking, information gathering and trickery to get Grant's character to fall in love with her. A fun film. Grant is funny and great in his role as usual. Betsy Drake is very funny in this. In fact this is her first big role. She ended up meeting Cary Grant on a cruise before filming this picture. Grant was smitten with her and got her this role. They of course end up marrying later and also working on one more film together. The dialogue is a bit dated in this but expected for the time it was made. But overall this is a fun romantic comedy worth watching.
Super Reviewer
October 24, 2010
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.
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November 4, 2009
Not one of Cary Grant's best, but he is always worth watching. Betsy Drake got on my nerves after awhile, and the story is badly dated, but even in 1948 I doubt is was considered great writing. Well produced.
November 1, 2009
Fun, but there's no way this movie could possibly be made as anything but a thriller today.
½ October 11, 2009
The film centers around a shop girl who spots a guy at a diner. The shop girl soon becomes fascinated with the guy and begins looking up information on him. He turns out to be an unmarried pediatrician, who is just the man, the shop girl is looking for. She soon becomes quite obsessive over the doctor , trying in every way possible for him to fall in love with her. Her actions come off more psychotic than anything, and if I had spotted her walking down, the street I would run in the other direction, which the doctor should have done. A truly embarrassing film for Cary Grant, Franchot Tone, and Diana Lynn. It isn't worth the watch, unless you are trying to watch all of Cary's films.
½ December 27, 2008
Or not. It doesn't really work.
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