I Married a Witch [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1942]

  • SKU: 21708286
  • Release Date: 10/08/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Audio interview with director René Clair
  • Trailer

Synopsis


I Married a Witch
As she burns at the stake, a 17th century witch, Jennifer (Veronica Lake), places a curse on her accuser (Fredric March), so that from this day forward, all of his descendants (each played by him) will be unhappy in marriage. After several hilarious through-the-years examples (the Civil War-era Fredric March runs off to battle rather than endure his wife's nagging), we are brought up to 1942. Wallace Wooley (March) is a gubernatorial candidate, preparing to wed snooty socialite Estelle Masterson (Susan Hayward) -- the well-to-do daughter of a publisher who is backing him. A bolt of lightning strikes the tree where Jennifer had been executed three centuries earlier, thereby freeing the spirits of Jennifer and her warlock father, Daniel (Cecil Kellaway). Wallace meets Jennifer when she materializes in a burning building, obliging him to save her life. The revivified sorceress does everything in her power to induce Wallace to fall in love with her -- even destroying the ceremony in which the wedding is supposed to take place. The attempts succeed, and the two marry, but on their wedding night, Wallace refuses to believe Jennifer's claims that she is a witch. Frustrated, she attempts to convince him by doctoring the gubernatorial election -- in his favor. Based on the Thorne Smith novel The Passionate Witch, the rollicking I Married a Witch can be considered the forerunner of the TV series Bewitched, but only on a surface level. The film had been scheduled to be directed by Preston Sturges and to be released by its producing studio, Paramount; the end result was helmed by René Clair (his second Hollywood film), and was distributed by United Artists. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Fredric March
    Fredric March - Wallace Wooley
  • Veronica Lake
    Veronica Lake - Jennifer
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley - Dr. Dudley White
  • Susan Hayward
    Susan Hayward - Estelle Masterson
  • Cecil Kellaway
    Cecil Kellaway - Daniel



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

80%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love old movies and this is no exception!

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    IrishGirl37
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    Classic movies are one of my favorite things. This movie is no exception! I have been looking for this movie ever since I saw it on TCM. When I saw that it was coming out on DVD/Blu-Ray, I was so excited. Now I just need The Harvey Girls to do that same!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic film.

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    JoeyV
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    Very hard to find film that's been on my "favorites" list for decades. Best Buy was one of the few places that had it. Thank you Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great old movie

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    tucker
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    I wanted to show this to a friend who never saw it. It is a favorite of mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An interesting little movie from renown filmmaker.

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    HitchcockFan
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    This this is a fun little film, its not fun and great for a few a laugh.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movies

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    nicole
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    It's great movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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