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I Married an Angel

I Married an Angel

Director: W.S. Van Dyke

Cast: Nelson Eddy, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton

The final pairing of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, an adaptation of a Rodgers & Hart musical, stars Eddy as a playboy who fantasizes that he is romancing an angel (MacDonald).


The final pairing of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, an adaptation of a Rodgers & Hart musical, stars Eddy as a playboy who fantasizes that he is romancing an angel (MacDonald).

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Onstage the Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart musical I Married an Angel was a delightful, fun-filled musical comedy. Onscreen, it became the rather sleepy last film for the legendary operetta team of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. Unfortunately, neither star is really suited to the material. MacDonald, who displayed a sense of humor and irony early in her career, had by this point become much too earnest; though she tries hard, she is unable to capture the loveable zaniness necessary for the role, although she of course sounds quite good. Eddy was a notoriously poor actor, but he was an even worse reactor -- especially damaging here, as most of his role demands that he be the straight man and react to the strange proceedings happening around and to him. He, too, is in fine voice, but his stiffness -- acceptable when singing operetta -- is utterly unsuitable for the much looser Rodgers and Hart tunes; indeed, though he is given the sublimely gorgeous "I'll Tell the Man in the Street," his performance of it is bland. For her part, MacDonald misses the mischievous humor in the delightful "A Twinkle in Your Eye." W.S. Van Dyke, perhaps defeated by the gulf between the stars and the basic concept, directs in an uninspired manner, though he does try to keep things moving.

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Performance Credits
Nelson Eddy Count Willie Palaffi
Jeanette MacDonald Anna Zador/Brigitta
Edward Everett Horton Peter
Binnie Barnes Peggy
Reginald Owen Herman "Whiskers" Rothbart
Douglas Dumbrille Baron Szigetti
Mona Maris Marika
Janis Carter Sufi
Inez Cooper Iren
Anne Jeffreys Polly
Marion Rosamond Dolly
Luis Alberni Jean Frederique
Maude Allen Actor
Sig Arno Waiter
Florence Auer Mrs. Roquefort
Guy Bellis Servant
Oliver Blake Mr. Gherkin
Anita Bolster Mrs. Kipper
Francine Bordeaux Actor
Veda Ann Borg Actor
Tyler Brooke Lucien
Leonard Carey Actor
James B. Carson Waiter
Micheline Cheirel Annette
Gino Corrado Valet
Cecil Cunningham Mrs. Fairmind
Sidney D'Albrook Porter
Esther Dale Mrs. Gherkin
Jacqueline Dalya Olga
George Davis Pushcart Vendor
Eva Dennison Woman
Earle Dewey Actor
Arthur Dulac Actor
Maude Eburne Juli
Dick Elliott Mr. Scallion
George Ford Neptune
Joel Friedkin Actor
Vaughan Glaser Father Andreas
Robert Greig Major-domo
Ben Hall Delivery Boy
Grace Hayle Mrs. Gabby
Gertrude W. Hoffman Lady Gimcrack
Otto Hoffman Mr. Flit
Carol Hughes Willie's Morning Ladies
George Humbert Taxi Driver
Charles Judels Customs Officer
Suzanne Kaaren Simone
Maxine Leslie Actor
Mitchell Lewis Porter
Jack Lipson Mr. Roquefort
John Marlowe Louis XIV
Alphonse Martell Headwaiter
Margaret Moffat Mother Zador
Ferdinand Munier Rich Man
Odette Myrtil Modiste
Leda Nicova Night No. 2
Rafaela Ottiano Madelon
Lon Poff Mr. Dodder
Paul Power Scottish Highlander
Frank Reicher Driver
Georges Renavent Pierre
Bert Roach Board Member
Sam Savitsky Doorman
Almira Sessions Mrs. Scallion
Mildred Shay Maid
Walter Soderling Mr. Kipper
Robert Spencer Peacock
Rafael Storm Berti
Ludwig Stossel Janitor
Jacques Vanaire Max
Fredrik Vogeding Actor
Beryl Wallace Fifi
Max Willenz Assistant Manager
Marek Windheim Marcel
Harry Worth Actor
Lillian Eggers Willie's Evening Lady
Anthony Blair Actor
Charles Bancroft Chimney Sweep
Muriel Barr Mermaid
Aileen Haley Infantas
Leonid Kinskey Zinski

Technical Credits
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Jack Dawn Makeup
John S. Detlie Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Lorenz Hart Screenwriter
Ray June Cinematographer
Kallach Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Kalloch Costumes/Costume Designer
Anita Loos Screenwriter
Ernst Matray Choreography
Motley Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer
Conrad A. Nervig Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Richard Rodgers Score Composer,Screenwriter
Hunt Stromberg Producer
Edwin B. Willis Art Director,Set Decoration/Design


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