I Married a Witch
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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… More

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"I Married A Witch is spiritualism in a vein of knockabout farce. It is more oh-boy than occult. But its humor is Clair enough."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"It may be not be one of the classic examples of a Hollywood screwball comedy -- might I recommend His Girl Friday to anyone interested? -- but I Married a Witch contains enough modest laughs to satisfy couch potatoes on a chilly fall evening."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"any rough spots are smoothed over by Lake and March's considerable charms, which turn out to be this fantastical comedy's best special effects"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Screwball comedy with real bite as beautiful witch torments stodgy politician"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Entertaining whimsy; not unlike 'Bewitched'"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Lake is delightfully effective as the malicious woman, whose ideas of punishment are often beautifully absurd, and March provides an excellent foil."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The movie's practical magic still looks perfectly groovy, and doesn't need any kind of digital re-imagining."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"A strange but charming comedy fantasy by French director Rene Clair made in Hollywood with Veronica Lake."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"An accomplished confection, Witch is required Halloween viewing."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Fans of Veronica Lake won't be disappointed; the special effects are nicely done too."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The film is powered by swooning romanticism, impish wit, teasing sexuality, and an underlying sophistication."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"Delightful American romantic/comedy fantasy film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Delightful fantasy."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"It's short and wittily acerbic, and suggests that his confections may be worth re-assessment."
‑ , Film4
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