Saturday, December 25, 2021

On This Day... Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

 Released today back in 1948, Every Girl Should Be Married was Cary Grant's 53rd full length feature film.


A wilful woman, Anabel Sims (Betsy Drake), concocts an elaborate scheme to trap a handsome pediatrician, Dr Madison Brown (Cary Grant), into marriage.


Cary Grant...Dr. Madison Brown
Franchot Tone...Roger Sanford
Diana Lynn...Julie Howard
Betsy Drake...Anabel Sims
Alan Mowbray...Mr. Spitzer
Elisabeth Risdon...Mary Nolan
Richard Gaines...Sam McNutt
Harry Hayden...Gogarty
Chick Chandler...Soda Clerk
Leon Belasco...Violinist
Fred Essler...Pierre
Anna Q. Nilsson...Saleslady

Did You Know?

In a scene in his office between himself and his nurse-employee, Cary Grant performs a dead-on impression of his co-star Betsy Drake - whom he would soon marry in real life.

Based on a short story by Eleanor Harris that was published in the October 1947 edition of the Ladies' Home Journal.


Dr. Madison Brown: How in the world did Eve ever get Adam when she had no other woman to help her with the subtle little touches?

Roger Sanford: I've been married three times. I like marriage. My wives didn't but I do.

Julie Howard: Anabelle! Do you mean you're going to deliberately set out to trap him?
Anabel Sims: Well, I know it's dreadful but this is the kind of thing men force us to do.

Anabel Sims: You don't happen to know any millionaires, do you?
Julie Howard: If I did I'd avoid 'em.

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Directed by Don Hartman.
Distributed by RKO Radio.
Running time: 84 minutes.

Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36.

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