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Almost Married (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 22 May 1942 (USA)
To avoid a costly breach of contract suit, a rich young man marries a nightclub singer.


Charles Lamont


Theodore Reeves (story), Hugh Wedlock Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Jane Frazee ... Gloria Dobson
Robert Paige ... James Manning,lll
Eugene Pallette ... Doctor Dobson
Elizabeth Patterson ... Aunt Matilda Manning
Charles Coleman ... Michael
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Clayton
Olin Howland ... Bright
William A. Lee William A. Lee ... Hurley (as Will Lee)
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Marvin
Lionel Pape ... Mr. Marvin
Slim Gaillard ... Speciality Act (as Slim and Slam)
Slam Stewart Slam Stewart ... Speciality Act (as Slim and Slam)
Ray Walker ... Blakeley
Jan Wiley ... Louella Marvin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Heywood Herbert Heywood ... Perkins


Gloria Dobson is finding it hard to become a night club singer in New York because she has "no name". She is given a chance to acquire one when her trunk is delivered by mistake to the home of socialite James Manning III . The latter's wealthy Aunt Matilda has Jimmy tagged for marriage to Louella Marvin. Jimmy, not interested in marrying Louella, and his butler, Michael persuade Gloria, who has come to claim her trunk, to be introduced to Aunt Mathilda as Jimmy's "secret bride". The news of his "secret marriage" makes the newspapers, and his lawyers advise him that the only way out is an actual marriage to Gloria, followed by a quick divorce. Gloria agrees and they are married, and she discovers she has fallen in love with Jimmy. But humiliated because Jimmy still wants a divorce, she defiantly obtains a night club singing engagement on the strength of her married name. Jimmy ruins her chances of gaining recognition by buying up all the club's reservations for three weeks. Gloria then... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Plot Keywords:

marriage | divorce | trunk | singer | train | See All (37) »


Comedy | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

22 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casi casados See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


After All These Years
Written by Eddie Cherkose and Jacques Press
Sung by Jane Frazee
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