I Married an Angel (1942)

Passed   |    |  Fantasy, Musical, Romance

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A count who ignores an infatuated secretary thinks he has met his match when an angel from Heaven shows up.


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25 February 2007 | AmyLouise
| Not a Worthy Vehicle for Eddy and MacDonald
This film starts out promisingly, with some witty and sophisticated dialogue, but it deteriorates towards the end, when the joke has worn thin.

The birthday party scene, with Jeanette in her tacky little angel costume, was delightful, as was the following segment where Nelson falls asleep and is visited in his dreams by a real angel, also played by Jeanette. The scenes where she slowly learns the art of being insincere and how to skirt around the truth are also a lot of fun.

But the joke goes on for too long, and musically also the film takes a downward slide towards the end. Musically, both stars were capable of handling much better material than they were given in this film, and it's a shame that, while there are some pretty little songs in the early part, there is not one really memorable musical number that allowed them to shine as only they could.

But the pair handle the inferior material as well as anyone could, and there is still a special magic between them.

Just a pity about the heavy censorship of the Hayes Office, and the lack of a really good score.

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