I Married A Witch 1942 ****


Rene Clair’s zippy comedy makes the most of its light-as-a feather premise. Frederick Match is Wallace Wooley, an aspiring politico who comes a cropper when a rescues a naked girl from a burning building. The girl is Jennifer (Veronica Lake), and she’s a witch, up to mischief to revenge damage done to her family by the Wooley’s back when in the days when a grudge led to a burning at the stake. Wooley falls for Jennifer, leaving an angry girlfriend (Susan Haywayd) in his wake. With support from Cecil Kellaway and Robert Benchley, Clair’s film is a brisk romp, peppered with funny situations and making light of the supernatural themes.


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