I Was a Male War Bride
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Howard Hawks directed this classic farce about how love attempts to triumph over military red tape after the close of World War II. Capt. Henri Rochard (Cary Grant) is a French officer who is assigned to put a stop to a black market… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The flimsiness of the film's foundations and the disorder of its episodes provoke the inevitable impression that it all fell together en route.

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Steve Crum

Funny, revealing (about WWII humor) farce w/Cary Grant.

Derek Smith
Apollo Guide

Howard Hawks and Cary Grant made several famous films together but it's a shame this one is often overlooked since it's a true comic gem that works well on every level.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Howard Hawks's darkest comedy (1949) -- a loosely constructed, episodic film that traces the progressive humiliations suffered by Free French army captain Cary Grant.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Saddled with an egregiously thin premise and woefully underdeveloped characters...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Very funny star vehicle with Grant and Sheridan at their best.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

High-spirited subversive loosely structured comedy.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's very entertaining.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"Cary carries off a one-joke premise"

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer D
Not the best, but not the worst by any means!
xGary Xx
Amusing war-time farce featuring an on-form Cary Grant as a french officer who is classed as a war bride by US military red tape. All the usual cross gender… More
Spencer S.
One of the more contrived Grant films, Cary is perfect as the broad shouldered, debonair, confused as ever bride to his officer wife. A dose of the unfamiliar… More
Apeneck Fletcher
a lesser effort by archie leech et al, but still worth a cursory once over, why not
AJ Verser
This is one of my favourite Cary Grant movies, Ann Sheridan movies, and movies of the year 1949. It is so hilarious and perfect for a military romance movie.… More