Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I Was a Male War Bride

1949 American Feature

Cast: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall, Randy Stuart, William Neff and Eugene Gericke.
Director: Howard Hawks
Writers: Charles Lederer, Leonard Spigelgass and Hagar Wilde, based on the autobiography I Was an Alien Spouse of Female Military Personnel Enroute to the United States Under Public Law 271 of the Congress by Henri Rochard

French Army Captain Henri Rochard must pass as a war bride in order to go back to the United States with his American Army officer wife.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 79% / Audience: 71%

  • DVD: Available


  • Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Written American Comedy.

  • Casting Call: Ava Gardner.
  • Film debut of actor Edward Platt.
  • 20th Century Fox's biggest box office hit of 1949, and Howard Hawks' third highest grossing film, behind Sergeant York and Red River.

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