I Married A Witch

I Married A Witch

DVD - 2013
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Comedy about a witch who was burned at the stake 300 years ago. She plans to take revenge by marrying the descendent of her persecutors and ruining his political aspirations, but doesn't count on falling in love!
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
ISBN: 9781604657845
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 p. ; 19 cm.)


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Jan 05, 2018

Soooo bad it's almost campy. Veronica Lake plays a revived witch who wants to destroy the descendent of the family that had her and her father burned at stake. How prancing around in sheer dresses can attract a man is a lesson in what passed for desirable femininity in the 1940s. Surprisingly, this bubblegum film was made at the height of WW II when many serious, more worthy films were made.

Feb 25, 2016

to sum it up, a really worthless picture

May 25, 2015

Veronica Lake was the cutest!

Mar 06, 2015

In my days I've certainly seen my fair share of utterly rank-awful "Screwball" comedies from the 30s & 40s. But, when it comes right down to the level of sheer crap, I honestly don't think I've ever seen one that manages to scrape the absolute bottom of the barrel as "I Married A Witch" inevitably did.

Not only was this picture's special effects atrociously bad (even for old-school), but I'm also completely convinced that its story had been literally slapped carelessly together on the spur of the moment. And, even though this seemed to be the case, I'm pretty certain that movie-audiences back in 1942 loved this crummy, brain-dead comedy to pieces and excitedly looked forward to more of the same from Hollywood.

When it came to absolutely annoying, grate-on-your-nerves characters, I'd say that the petite, peek-a-boo girl, Veronica Lake, as Jennifer, the witchy witch, had me repeatedly cringing with contempt for her every time she appeared on screen (no matter how attractive the make-up artists tried to make her look).

Incompetently directed by Rene Clair (who was obviously just a bungling boob who knew nothing about directing coherent comedy), I have now completely sworn off ever watching another stupid and sickening Screwball comedy, ever-ever again.

Feb 27, 2015

Fredric March was a little too old for the role & I found that distracting. A lot of recognizable character actors...it was cute and you could see clearly it was the inspiration for the "Bewitched" TV series 20 yrs later...so for that alone, it was worth watching.

ontherideau Feb 03, 2015

This must have been the inspiration for Bewitched.
Sweet fun!

Nov 30, 2014

A terrific vintage rom-com starring the delicious Veronica Lake and the talented Frederic March, recommended to those who love classic b&w films of yore (such as myself).

d2013 Oct 03, 2014

Great comedy and Veronica Lake is great in this one. Entertaining and fun!

Oct 02, 2014

This fantasy/romantic comedy may not be appreciated for the delight it gave audiences when it came out in 1942. Oh! Todays audience are so jaded today by all of the ghost stories. But in 1942, this was just right to help American get through the world that was waging a long, terrifying war. It was directed by the great immigrant French director Rene Clair and stars Frederich March and Veronica Lake (two actors that did not like each other). Hilariously, Lake hid a 40 pound weight on her person to make March struggle extra hard when he was carrying her in one of the scenes. And in another, Lake gave March a groin shot.

aaa5756 Mar 21, 2014

Very well done old school movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater. No falling asleep on this one!!!!!

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