Britishborn actor cary grant born archibald leach escaped his humble bristol environs and unstable home life by joining an acrobatic troupe, where he became a stiltwalker. I was a male war bride stars cary grant, ann sheridan, marion marshall and randy stuart and is an unusual romantic comedy set in wartorn germany. Hawks was known for his screwball comedies, and this was his third with cary grant. Numerous odd jobs kept him going until he tried acting, and, after.
Around this time, grant also appeared in several comedies, including 1947s the bachelor and the bobbysoxer and 1949s i was a male war bride. I was a male war bride 1949 directed by howard hawks genres. Cary grants captain henri rochard endures a string of indignities combined with emotional and physical discomfort in his relationship with ann sheridans lieutenant catherine gates. In its first half, the film follows the trusty formula.
This comedy of errors stars suave cary grant as a french army officer who takes outlandish measures to make it into the u. One of the most popular films of its year due largely to the novelty of seeing the worlds biggest movie star dressed in drag, i was a male war bride stars cary grant alongside hawks newcomer ann sheridan in an eccentric screwball comedy based on the memoir of a belgian, henri rochard, who married an american servicewoman following wwii. I worked fulltime in those offices over 30 years ago before i began freelancing. The film, based loosely on a true account, costarred ann sheridan, a. Cary grant in i was a male war bride screened at byu jan. As more than one writer has pointed out, while grant gives a deft comic performance, its a bit of a stretch to imagine that hes french but probably no more than to imagine that anyone would really believe that hes a woman. Image of rita hayworth and cary grant in only angels have wings. With cary grant, ann sheridan, marion marshall, randy stuart. Cary grant full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films.
I was a male war bride 1949 cary grant comedy romance. A modern source records the title of rochards story as i was an alien spouse of female military. Basically a bedroom farce in military dress, the picture is wellstocked with the mature dialog and situations which are bound to get it not only laughs but also tremendous wordofmouth. I was a male war bride is a perfect example of this principle in action. I was a male war bride doesnt reach the zany heights of earlier cary granthoward hawks entries such as his girl friday, but thats hardly cause for complaint. I was a male war bride 1950, ww2, full movie, romance, english. Stationed to work sidebyside on a mission in post war germany, french army officer henry rochard grant and american wac lieutenant. I was a male warbride is 20thfoxs latest entry in the sophisticated comedy sweepstakes. I was a male war bride 1949 stream and watch online. I was a male war bride 1949 cary grant ann sheridan. I wouldnt be surprised if this film wasnt originally offered to hepburn. When his wifes unit is called back to america, cary grant. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times.
A condensed version of the story appeared in the november 1947 issue of readers digest, retitled i was a male war bride. Devil and the deep indiscreet charade the pride and the passion when youre in love notorious penny serenade people will talk once upon a time holiday his girl friday once upon a honeymoon i was a male war bride the grass is greener father goose thirty day princess mr. I was a male war bride, with cary grant, ann sheridan. I was a male war bride is a howard hawks cary grant romantic comedy released in 1949. With its winning stars and engaging story, the film is controlled and measured wartime riot. I was a male war bride 1949 directed by howard hawks. Released august 11th, 1949, i was a male war bride stars cary grant, ann sheridan, marion marshall, randy stuart the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 45 min, and received a score of out of 100. I was a male war bride, with cary grant, ann sheridan, new film at the roxy. The exterior scenes were filmed in heidelberg, germany. The rest of the movie focus on cary grant trying to convince various clerks that he is. The film is about french army officer henri rochard cary grant who must pass as a war bride in order to go back to the united states with womens army corps officer catherine gates ann sheridan.
Certainly cary grant had never been that henpecked on the screen since that classic film. The story follows a female american officer who marries a french captain. Image of victor mclaglen and cary grant in gunga din. Cary grant is a britishamerican actor who started his career with the movie this is the night 1932. January 18, 1904 november 29, 1986 was an englishborn american actor, who was one of classic hollywoods definitive leading men. I was a male war bride is a funny look at relationships as well as a great battle of the sexes. Grant plays a french officer, henri, stationed in germany right after world war ii. The movie does have a lot of verbal humor and innuendo. Cary grant stars as a french military officer who falls for ann sheridans american lieutenant near the end of world war ii. After marrying an american lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in postwar germany, a french captain attempts to find a way to accompany her. Kenneth tobey, randy stuart cinematography osmond borradaile, norbert brodine art direction albert hogsett, lyle wheeler film editor james b. Grant owns whatever film hes in, and its no different here. He became attracted to theater at a young age and began. I was a male war bride dvd, 2004 for sale online ebay.
I was a male war bride is a romantic screwball comedy film made in 1949, directed by howard hawks and starring cary grant and ann sheridan. Charlier, first published his story, then entitled male war bride trial to army, in the baltimore sun on september 28, 1947. I was a male war bride cary grant screwball comedy. Blandings builds his dream home suspicion born to be bad monkey business kiss and make up. You cant sleep here street date january 6, 2003 14. As the movie winds up to its final, overthetop sequence, grant, as an alien spouse of female military personnel en route to the united states under public law 271 of the congress, i. And ann sheridans wac character was certainly based on katharine hepburns in bringing up baby. I was a male war bride tells the story of henri rochard grant, a french army officer who is assigned to find a black market smuggler martin miller in postwar germany with a member of the womens army corps, catherine gates ann sheridan. Terrible weather resulted in illnesses to much of the cast and crew. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. Cary grant, britishborn american film actor whose good looks, debonair style, and flair for romantic comedy made him one of hollywoods most popular and enduring stars. Sex antagonism in i was a male war bride screenings. Image of paula raymond, ramon novarro, leon ames, and cary grant in crisis.
I was a male war bride 1949 cary grant ann sheridan youtube. As if that isnt enough, it also stars the greatest screen comic straight man, cary grant. I was a male war bride 1950, ww2, full movie, romance, english free movies in full. Among his most notable films are bringing up baby, the philadelphia story, his girl friday, notorious, and north by northwest. I was a male war bride, with cary grant, ann sheridan, new film. In that, i was a male war bride does exactly what it says on the tin, with likable and enjoyably manic chemistry between grant and colead ann sheridan, as the story throws the pair into all manner of ridiculous situations and farces as they attempt to marry, and enter grant as a war bride despite the armys bewilderment. Actor cary grant femulating in the 1949 film i was a male.
Leaving the mall, i had a ten minute drive to the offices of the organization for whom i freelance. Grant plays henri rochard, a french officer who is paired with a wac lieutenant for duties in postwwii europe. Never mind that grant doesnt even try to affect a french accent. The movie is based on a story written in 1947 by belgian, dr. This movie is an early entry in the genderbender genre of comedy. The story follows an american officer who marries a frenchman who somehow switch roles, leaving cary grant posing as a war bride. I was a male war bride 1949 dvd, 2003 carey grant, ann sheridan. I was a male war bride 1949 i was a male war bride. With cary grant, ann sheridan, marion marshall, randy stuart, william neff, eugene gericke. The movie is 105 minutes long, and doors open at 6. In i was a male war bride, henri rochard is a french captain assigned to work with lt.508 558 23 531 42 506 831 768 319 1516 1467 228 1235 1482 1247 905 165 1035 252 550 154 178 137 1270 528 1346 22 1232 326 666 1135 455 126 1460 1145 1047 856 1446 386 995 504