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I Married a Witch

René Clair

 
I Married a Witch (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

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  • United States
  • 1942
  • 77 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #676

Veronica Lake casts a seductive spell as a charmingly vengeful sorceress in this supernatural screwball classic. Many centuries after cursing the male descendants of the Salem puritan who sent her to the stake, this blonde bombshell with a broomstick finds herself drawn to one of them—a prospective governor (Fredric March) about to marry a spoiled socialite (Susan Hayward). The most delightful of the films the innovative French director René Clair made in Hollywood, I Married a Witch is a comic confection bursting with playful special effects and sparkling witticisms.

Cast

Jonathan Wooley/Wallace WooleyFredric March
JenniferVeronica Lake
Estelle MastersonSusan Hayward
Daniel Cecil Kellaway
Dr. Dudley White Robert Benchley
Margaret Elizabeth Patterson
J. B. Masterson Robert Warwick

Credits

DirectorRené Clair
Produced byBuddy G. DeSylva (uncredited) and Preston Sturges (uncredited)
ScreenplayRobert Pirosh, Marc Connelly and René Clair (uncredited)
Based upon a story byThorne Smith
Story completion byNorman Matson
Music score byRoy Webb
Director of photographyTed Tetzlaff
EditorEda Warren
Art directionHans Dreier and Ernst Fegté
Special photographic effects byGordon Jennings
CostumesEdith Head

Disc Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio interview with director René Clair
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by filmmaker Guy Maddin; plus a 1970 interview with Clair (Blu-ray only)

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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I Married a Witch: It’s Such an Ancient Pitch

By Guy Maddin October 07, 2013

René Clair, Fredric March, and Veronica Lake cast sensational spells in this screwball supernatural treat. Read more »

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10 Things I Learned

10 Things I Learned: I Married a Witch

By Elizabeth Pauker October 09, 2013


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Film Essays

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I Married a Witch: It’s Such an Ancient Pitch

By Guy Maddin October 07, 2013

René Clair, Fredric March, and Veronica Lake cast sensational spells in this screwball supernatural treat. Read more »

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