I Was a Male War Bride

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I Was a Male War Bride

Kenneth Tobey has his arms folded observing the antics of husband and wife Ann Sheridan and Cary Grant in an original publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949). It was the fourth of five films Cary Grant made with Howard Hawks, starting with Bringing Up Baby (1938), to Monkey Business (1952). They were all comedies, excepting Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

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Cary Grant as the male war bride in I Was a Male War Bride (1949), with Ann Sheridan as the groom?

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Cary Grant as Capt Henri Rochard and Ann Sheridan as his wife, 1st Lt Catherine Gates in a publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

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Ann Sheridan in a production still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

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I Was a Male War Bride

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

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Ann Sheridan in a production still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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Ann Sheridan in a production still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

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Howard Hawks’ 34th film, I Was a Male War Bride premiered Aug 17, 1949.

I Was a Male War Bride

foreign poster for I Was a Male War Bride (1949).  It was Howard Hawks’ most popular comedy in its day, one of the blockbusters of the year.  Hawks ended the decade as it began, with a critically acclaimed box office hit.  Every one of Hawks’ movies in the 40s was commercially successful.