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Made for Each Other [1939]
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Director:John Cromwell
Writer:Jo Swerling
Composer:Oscar Levant
Length:92 minutes
(1 hour 32 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Romance
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Synopsis: Young lawyer meets and marries girl after knowing her one day. Takes bride home to meet his mother who disapproves of the marriage.


Reaction: Cute, but a bit melodramatic at times.


Personal Rating: 6/10

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John Cromwell => Director
Jo Swerling => Writer
Oscar Levant => Composer
Alma Kruger => Sister Madeline
Bonnie Belle Barber => John Mason Jr. - Infant (uncredited)
Carlyle Moore Jr. => North Platte Radio Operator (uncredited)
Carole Lombard => Jane Mason
Charles Coburn => Judge Joseph M. Doolittle
Eddie Quillan => Conway
Edwin Maxwell => Messerschmidt (uncredited)
Harry Davenport => Dr. Healy (uncredited)
Irving Bacon => Newark Radio Operator (uncredited)
James Stewart => John Horace Mason
Lucile Watson => Mrs. Harriet Mason
Raymond Bailey => Salt Lake City Hospital Chemist (uncredited)
Ward Bond => Jim Hatton (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • [?] David O. Selznick's experience of trying to have life-saving serum flown in for his critically ill brother was the basis for the flying sequences ending the movie.
  • Special effects technician [?] Edmund E. Fellegi was killed when he fell from a 40-foot catwalk while releasing balloons for the New Year's Eve party scenes.
  • Seven actors listed in records for this movie were not seen in the final print. They are (with their character names) Jack Mulhall (Rock Springs Radio Operator), [?] Arthur Gardner (Iowa City Radio Operator), [?] John M. Sullivan (John Hopkins Chemist), [?] John Austin (Allentown Radio Operator), and the three doctors, [?] Robert Strange, [?] Perry Ivins and [?] Gladden James.
  • "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 19, 1940 with [?] Carol Lombard reprising her film role.
  • "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 17, 1945 with James Stewart reprising his film role.