I Married a Witch
I Married a Witch (1942)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 30, 1942
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2013
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Carries some interest on the novelty angles, if nothing else, but on the whole is generally tepid.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Fans of Veronica Lake won't be disappointed; the special effects are nicely done too.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

The movie's practical magic still looks perfectly groovy, and doesn't need any kind of digital re-imagining.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Yohana Desta
Vanity Fair

Though it has largely been forgotten in the pop-culture landscape, I Married a Witch had a lasting impact in other ways.

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Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve

The film is powered by swooning romanticism, impish wit, teasing sexuality, and an underlying sophistication.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Lake is delightfully effective as the malicious woman, whose ideas of punishment are often beautifully absurd, and March provides an excellent foil.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Average. Was expecting better. And I really hated the old fashioned singing! Cute idea, though.
Anthony Valletta
A cute pairing of the great Fredric March and the beautiful Veronica Lake in a wacky comedy with humor than holds up even today. Very entertaining. Fans of… More
jay nixon
Delightful romantic fantasy, Veronica is truly bewitching, March is unusually lively, their chemistry is wonderful, you could never tell they absolutely loathed… More
xGary Xx
This featherweight comedy stars Veronica Lake as a witch, burned at the stake in Ye Olden times who comes back in the 40s to beguile the ancestor of the man… More