I Was a Male War Bride

1949

I Was a Male War Bride

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This comedy of errors stars suave Cary Grant as a French Army officer who takes outlandish measures to make it into the U.S. with his new American bride. Unfortunately, the only legal way for Grant to be allowed into the U.S. is for him to be designated a "war bride."

Cast

Ann Sheridan
as Lt. Catherine Gates
Cary Grant
as Capt. Henri Rochard
William Neff
as Capt. Jack Ramsey
Eugene Gericke
as Tony Jowitt (uncredited)
Gene Garrick
as Tony Jowitt
Ruben Wendorf
as Innkeeper's Assistant
John Whitney
as Trumble
William Self
as Sergeant
Robert Stevenson
as Lieutenant
Bob Stevenson
as Lieutenant
Harry Lauter
as Lieutenant
Barbara Perry
as Tall WAC
Joe Haworth
as Shore Patrol
David McMahon
as Chaplain
Alfred Linder
as Bartender
André Charlot
as French Minister
Alex Gerry
as Waiter
Gil Herman
as Naval Officer
Ben Pollock
as Officer
William McLean
as Expectant GI
Russ Conway
as Cmdr. Willis
Kay Young
as Maj. Prendergast
Lily Kann
as Innkeeper's Wife
Carl Jaffe
as Jail Officer
Martin Miller
as Schindler
Paul Hardtmuth
as Burgomeister
John Serret
as French Notary
Bill Self
as Sergeant
Patricia Curts
as Girl in Door
William Yetter Jr.
as German Policeman
John Zilly
as Shore Patrol
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Audience Reviews for I Was a Male War Bride

  • Mar 01, 2012
    Not the best, but not the worst by any means!
    Jennifer D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    This is one of my favourite Cary Grant movies, Ann Sheridan movies, and movies of the year 1949. It is so hilarious and perfect for a military romance movie. A must see for Grant fans.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2008
    One of the more contrived Grant films, Cary is perfect as the broad shouldered, debonair, confused as ever bride to his officer wife. A dose of the unfamiliar makes it ever the more believable.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 29, 2008
    funny film directed by the more than able howard hawks, starring cary grant and ann sheridan who both put in strong performances with their quick-witted remarks. nothing special but it has sheer entertainment value. ideal for staving off boredom. seeing cary grant dress up in drag was fucking hilarious
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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