I Was a Male War Bride

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foreign promotional booklet for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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I Was a Male War Bride

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I Was a Male War Bride (1949) was Howard Hawks’ most successful comedy on its first release.  While it is still delightful, it is not a comedy masterpiece alongside his Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday and Monkey Business.

I Was a Male War Bride

Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan on location in Baden- Wuttemburg, Germany for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan are husband and wife in I Was a Male War Bride (1949).  Cary was also married in his final Hawks film, Monkey Business (1952), to Ginger Rogers.  In His Girl Friday (1940) he was divorced from Rosalind Russell. and he was single in Bringing Up Baby and Only Angels Have Wings.

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

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Ann Sheridan wears the pants as Lt. Catherine Gates in I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

Cary Grant in a wardrobe test for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Cary Grant in a wardrobe test for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

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print ad for I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

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Cary Grant as French Capt. Henri Rochard in a publicity still for  I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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

I Was a Male War Bride

Howard Hawks and Cary Grant in Germany for I Was a Male War Bride (1949), Hawks’ most successful comedy in its day.  While it still holds up well as an entertaining comedy, it is the weakest of Hawks’ comedies.

I Was a Male War Bride

Howard Hawks rides in the sidecar while filming I Was a Male War Bride (1949) in Germany with Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan.

I Was a Male War Bride

Howard Hawks discusses a scene from I Was a Male War Bride (1949) with Cary Grant.

I Was a Male War Bride

Howard Hawks and Cary Grant in Germany filming I Was a Male War Bride (1949).  They had last worked together on His Girl Friday (1940).

I Was a Male War Bride

Howard Hawks’ first trip to Europe was to film I Was a Male War Bride (1949) with Cary Grant in Baden-Wuttemburg, Germany and London, England.