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I Married a Witch
Directed by René Clair • 1942 • United States
Starring Veronica Lake, Fredric March, Susan Hayward
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.