I Was a Male War Bride
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I Was a Male War Bride
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 operation in occupied Germany with the help of Lt. Catherine Gates (Ann Sheridan), an American WAC. While their initial meetings are hardly harmonious, in time Rochard and Gates find that opposites really do attract, and they fall in love. The two decide to get married, which seems simple enough, but the moment Gates receives orders to return to the United States… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The flimsiness of the film's foundations and the disorder of its episodes provoke the inevitable impression that it all fell together en route."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Funny, revealing (about WWII humor) farce w/Cary Grant."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"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."
‑ Derek Smith, Apollo Guide
"Howard Hawks's darkest comedy (1949) -- a loosely constructed, episodic film that traces the progressive humiliations suffered by Free French army captain Cary Grant."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"Saddled with an egregiously thin premise and woefully underdeveloped characters..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Very funny star vehicle with Grant and Sheridan at their best."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"High-spirited subversive loosely structured comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's very entertaining."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
""Cary carries off a one-joke premise""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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