I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant doesn’t alter his British accent to play a Frenchman in I Was a Male War Bride (1949) and it doesn’t matter.

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I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan pose for a publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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original poster (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

Kenneth Tobey, Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan in I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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Ann Sheridan is annoyed with Cary Grant enough to stand up in a little row boat headed for disaster in I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

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original publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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Kenneth Tobey had an uncredited part as Yeoman First Class “Red” in I Was a Male War Bride (1949).  He had the starring role in Howard Hawks’ next movie, The Thing (1951).  Kenneth was born in Oakland, and had a whopping 220 credits in his career, from an early 1945 tv movie, to a 1997 episode of The Angry Beavers, and the posthumous release of The Naked Monster in 2005.

I Was a Male War Bride

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I Was a Male War Bride (1949) was filmed in West Germany.  It was the first time Howard Hawks had ever travelled overseas.

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foreign poster for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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foreign souvenir program for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

I Was a Male War Bride (1949) was the fourth of five films Cary Grant made with Howard Hawks.  It was the biggest box office hit of the five, but in the 21st century it is the least remembered of the five.  It may not be a masterpiece, but its still great fun.

I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan in a publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

I Was a Male War Bride

Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan in a publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan in I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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original lobby card (1949)