© 1949 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

This film is based on the memoirs of Henri Rochard, a Belgian member of the French Army who married a female member of the American expeditionary forces and made a successful, but very trying attempt go with her back to the US. Although countless members of the US military married European women, very few married European men and so Rochard (Cary Grant) must go through endless red tape in a system set up for war brides. Ann Sheridan is excellent as a tough, brassy WAC lieutenant. Grant, while never seeming especially French, is at his comedic best, and  the final scenes in which he has to don drag and pass as an army nurse to board a ship have to be seen to be believed.

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