I Married an Angel (1942)

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I Married an Angel (1942)

Anna Zador is a secretary who's been working for 6 years at Count Willie Palaffi's bank. Every day, she rides to work on her bike and places flowers on Willie's desk, but Willie (the Budapest playboy) doesn't know that she exists. "Whiskers", noticing Anna to be a sweet and beautiful woman, believes she would be the perfect wife for Willie. He insists that Marika (Willie's personal secretary) invite Anna to Willie's costume birthday party - she does so reluctantly for she wants to marry Willie. Marika, knowing Anna is low on cash, offers to help her get a costume. At the party, everyone is dressed elegantly, while Anna is in a simple Angel's outfit. Willie, feeling sorry for her, asks her to dance, but when he sees the guests laughing at them, he makes an excuse and goes upstairs. Upstairs, Willie falls asleep and dreams that an Angel named Brigitta comes to earth to marry him. On their wedding night, Brigitta loses her wings to Willie's delight. He is less delighted when her ...
USA
IMDb  5.9 /10
Creators
Director W.S. Van Dyke
Director Roy Del Ruth
Writer János Vaszary
Writer Richard Rodgers
Writer Lorenz Hart
Writer Anita Loos
Information
Release Date1942-07-09
Runtime1h 24mins
GenreFantasy, Musical, Romance, Comedy
Content RatingPassed (Passed)
Awards
CompanyMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish

I Married an Angel (film)

I Married an Angel is a 1942 American musical film based on the 1938 musical comedy of the same name by Rodgers and Hart. The film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, who were then a popular onscreen couple. Supporting cast members included Edward Everett Horton, Binnie Barnes, Reginald Owen, Douglass Dumbrille, Mona Maris, and Odette Myrtil.


Cast

  • Jeanette MacDonald as Anna / Brigitta
  • Nelson Eddy as Count Palaffi
  • Edward Everett Horton as Peter
  • Binnie Barnes as Peggy
  • Reginald Owen as 'Whiskers'
  • Douglass Dumbrille as Baron Szigethy
  • Mona Maris as Marika
  • Janis Carter as Sufi
  • Inez Cooper as Iren
  • Leonid Kinskey as Zinski
  • Anne Jeffreys as Polly
  • Marion Rosamond as Dolly
  • Odette Myrtil as The Modiste (uncredited)

Music

It featured several additional songs not written by Rodgers and Hart. Romantic composer Eva Dell'Acqua's song "Villanelle" for coloratura soprano appeared on the soundtrack of the film.

  • "But What of Truth?" (written for the 1942 film with music by Herbert Stothart and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright)
  • "Hey Butcher" (written for the 1942 film with music by Herbert Stothart and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright)
  • "May I Present the Girl" (written for the 1942 film with music by Herbert Stothart and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright)
  • "There Comes a Time" (written for the 1942 film with music by Herbert Stothart and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright)
  • "Tira Lira La" (written for the 1942 film with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright)
  • "To Count Palaffi" (written for the 1942 film with music by Herbert Stothart and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright)

Reception

According to MGM records, the film earned $664,000 at the United States and Canadian box office and $572,000 elsewhere, costing the studio a loss of $725,000 - the studio's least successful film of 1942. It was the last of the MacDonald-Eddy films.