#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1672, two witches (Jennifer and her father Daniel) were burned by puritan Jonathan Wooley. In revenge, Jennifer cursed all future generations of the Wooley family, that the sons will always marry the wrong woman and be miserable. In the 20th century, a bolt of lightning frees Jennifer and her father from the tree that had kept their souls imprisoned. Jennifer assumes corporeal form and decides to make up-and-coming politician Wallace Wooley, then unhappily engaged, even more miserable by getting him to fall in love with her before his wedding. Wallace is a straight arrow, though, and Jennifer has to resort to a love potion. As we all know, love potions tend to backfire, with comedic results.
Plot: Rocksford, New England, 1672. Puritan witch hunter Jonathan Wooley is cursed after burning a witch at the stake: his descendants will never find happiness in their marriages. At present, politician Wallace Wooley, who is running for state governor, is about to marry his sponsor’s daughter.
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Puritans can be so tiresome, but this film is not
I just love this little film that was probably the inspiration for “Bewitched”, the 60s TV series. Planned before Pearl Harbor, and released after Pearl Harbor, it is probably just what American audiences needed. I feel that this is a great movie because it so perfectly embodies what a movie is meant to do: Entertain! There is no social commentary, political justice or ideological discourse. It is a: “park your troubles at the door” type of film which sweeps the viewer away into a world of whimsy.
In the 17th century two actual witches, father Daniel and daughter Jennifer, are burned at the stake by Jonathan Wooley. Before Jennifer dies she curses Jonathan and all of his male progeny by declaring they will all marry the wrong woman. After their death their spirits are trapped in a tree so they cannot rise from the dead and cause more mischief.
But mischief they cause via Jennifer’s curse as one Wooley after another marries a shrewish bossy woman and we see all of them being ordered about. Wow, that was a great curse! Now we come to modern day – 1942 – and Wallace Wooley (Fredric March) is about to marry the daughter of his political backer, Estelle Masterson (Susan Hayward). I found Hayward unrecognizable but she is great at playing the shrew. But alas, the night before their wedding the tree holding Jennifer and Daniel’s spirits is struck by lightning and they are free! Jennifer says she wants a human body again, but Daniel says that requires fire, so they decide to burn down the Pilgrim Hotel. Jennifer gets a body (Veronica Lake), but the spell provides only the body – no clothes. Wallace rescues Jennifer from the burning hotel and since she has no ID, he takes her home and puts her in his bed to rest – still with no clothes. Now this would look great on the eve of his marriage and shortly before his election for a naked woman to be found in his bed – and she is.
Now Daniel is still without a body and has run into his own troubles with modern society. In the meantime Jennifer decides to punish Wallace by making him fall in love with her and crushing his heart. But these things never go right for the inexperienced witch without dad’s supervision, and the fun just goes from there. From Jennifer accidentally taking the love potion meant for Wallace, to her casting a spell so that Wallace wins EVERY vote, to Daniel not liking his new son-in-law and being rather vicious about it.
Veronica Lake was great here in a role that did not require a lot of range. Many have criticized her acting over the years, but I have never seen her in a film where she came across as a ham. Fredric March is great as a guy with Puritan pilgrim blood in him. He really makes you believe he is the stodgy offspring of generations of Puritans.
As for the perfectly cast Cecil Kellaway as the easily distracted Daniel, all I can say is that I guess it is easier to have a witch as a father in law than as a mother in law (Agnes Moorhead as Endora in Bewitched). Mothers in law can be a much more severe and long term problem apparently.
Age has not dimmed this movie’s appeal!
Age does not dim this delightful fantasy. Now available on an excellent Criterion DVD, I Married a Witch is one of the most amusingly original movies to come out of Hollywood during the war years. In the 1960s, the movie was taken up by college students who soon elevated it to cult status. In the 1990s, the movie was still so popular with viewers that it became one of the very few black- and-white movies to be regularly broadcast on prime time TV. Why so popular? Well, for one thing the movie is hilariously funny. Why? The script is both novel and highly amusing and it’s enacted by a superb cast. Admittedly, René Clair is the ideal director for this sort of vehicle. But would you believe Clair did his best to resist Paramount’s insistence that the tile role was ideal for their number one female star, Veronica Lake. To his credit, Clair changed his mind during production and actually apologized to Veronica for expressing doubts to studio executives regarding her talent and suitability. In fact, Veronica never had a more satisfying role. She was absolutely perfect. Also adroitly cast are Fredric March (who makes a wonderfully thick-headed stooge), Susan Hayward (who plays a spoiled brat as to the manner born), plus Robert Benchley (side- splittingly droll as March’s confidant) and Cecil Kellaway (in his best role ever as the fuzzy-brained wizard). Produced on a lavish scale, I Married a Witch is marvelous fun from start to finish.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 17 min (77 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Director René Clair
Writer Robert Pirosh, Marc Connelly, Thorne Smith
Actors Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,098.55 m (8 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm