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"No man can resist her!"

I Married a Witch is fantasy romantic comedy movie that was written by Robert Pirosh, Marc Connelly, Andre Rigaudfilm and Rene Clair, who also directed. The movie features Veronica Lake, Fredric March, Susan Hayward, Robert Benchley and Cecil Kellaway. The story follows two witches in Salem. Jennifer (played by Veronica Lake) and her father, Daniel (played by Cecil Kellaway) are denounced by Jonathan Wooley (played by Fredric March) and burned at the stake. Their ashes are buried beneath a tree to keep their evil spirits at bay. Jennifer curses Wooley and his descendants in revenge. From that point on, they are doomed to marry the wrong women.

As centuries pass, all the Wooley men marry shrews. By 1942, lightning splits the tree that Jennifer and Daniel’s spirits are freed. They discover that Wallace Wooley lives nearby and is running for governor. He is also to marry the very spoiled Estelle Masterson (played by Susan Hayward).

Jennifer tries to seduce Wallace without using magic, but he refuses to get out of his impending marriage. Wallace’s political career is faltering. Finally, Wallace admits his love for Jennifer and they marry.

Jennifer tries desperately to resurrect Wallace’s political career by conjuring brainwashing clouds. He is reelected by a unanimous vote so he is convinced that his wife is a witch. Her father is disgusted and strips Jennifer of her powers, vowing to send her back to the tree to be imprisoned forever.

Panicked, Jennifer interrupts Wallace during his victory speech to get him to help her to escape. Her father is driving the getaway taxi and he takes them back to the tree. At midnight, Jennifer dies. As her spirit floats, she asks to see Wallace again. Despite her father's smugness, Jennifer is able to get back into her body. After Jennifer and Wallace have children years later, their daughter is seen riding a broom.

| 1942 | 1 hr 17 min | 7.2/10
Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward
Paramount Pictures

Also starring Veronica Lake

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