I Married A Witch

Director: Rene Clair

Cast: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward, Cecil Kellaway, Elizabeth Patterson, Robert Warwick

A group of New England Puritans led by Jonathan Wooley (March) burn two witches, Jennifer (Lake) and her father, Daniel (Kellaway). Two centuries later, the spirits of Jennifer and Daniel are released from the tree where they had been entrapped. The two soon reacquire their human forms and set out to do mischief. Jennifer discovers that a descendant of Jonathan Wooley lives in the area and undertakes to make him miserable. Wallace Wooley (March) is a candidate for state governor, about to marry waspish Estelle (Hayward), the daughter of a principal backer, but Jennifer has other plans. With Danielís help she meets Wallace and improvises a potion to make him fall in love with her, but slips up and takes the potion herself. This leads to many problems and humorous complications, as Jennifer cannot shake her newfound love for Wallace and he begins to fall for her, but is committed to Estelle and cannot break up his engagement on the eve of the election. With the reluctant help of her tipsy father, Jennifer must find a way to win for herself the man she now loves.


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