It was then Henri learned he could be admitted to the U. Consulate regarding his conditions to enter the country. . Later, she apologizes to a furious Henri, and by the time they return to , they have fallen in love. Grant is Grant and is willing to take a pratfall in order to sell a gag. Come join me on our journey as we step out our front door. After many misunderstandings, he is given permission to accompany her, but circumstances and Army regulations conspire to keep them from spending the night together.
Its New York premiere was on August 26, 1949, at the. Hawks broke out in unexplained all over his body. He served until , then joined the underground resistance. Henri wants to go with her, but the only way to do it is to get permission under the War Brides Act. Before they can consummate their marriage, Catherine is ordered to report immediately to headquarters in the morning; her unit has been alerted they are about to be shipped back to the United States. New York: Harmony Books, 2004.
Grant came down with complicated by , and production was shut down for three months, until Grant recovered and regained around 30 pounds. And it is heroes and immigrants like Henri Rochard that are part of the America's Story. The deception works, but once underway, his disguise is discovered and he is arrested. But he was called into service as an anti-aircraft artillery officer when the invaded. And in the end the real Henri Rochard - Dr. They marry, but Cathy is immediately ordered back to the states. The film is noted as being a low key with a famous final sequence featuring Cary Grant impersonating a female Army nurse.
Sheridan contracted that developed into , suspending shooting for two weeks. The film is about officer Henri Rochard Grant who must pass as a in order to go back to the with officer Catherine Gates Sheridan. At the hotel, bothered by back pain, Catherine warily accepts Henri's offer of a. Much of the movie did get the flavor the confusion, the frustration, the problems, the waiting, that are stranger than fiction. Though the real Henri Rochard did not dress in drag like Cary Grant. Henri Rochard was his pen name. This took a few months.
They subsequently learn that the only way Henri can get a visa to emigrate with her is under the as the spouse of an American soldier. He spends an uncomfortable night in a chair. For his service there, he got a special commendation by. Filming took place primarily in , Germany, London at , and at. Unknown to him, the innkeeper's wife has replaced the knob, so, when he tells Catherine to see for herself how the door will not open, it does. When he asks her to vouch for his identity, she obeys his earlier order not to reveal that she knows him.
This was when the real trouble began. I Was a Male War Bride 1949 movie : After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act. But Grant was also a fine comedian, and seemed very much to like playing comic roles. But before their mission is over, they fall in love, marry quickly, then face endless red tape when Rochard tries to immigrate to the U. One of the best of these was in I Was a Male War Bride. Roger Henri Charlier - did become an American citizen - a writer, speaker, international consultant. Eventually, the innkeeper's wife comes to the room forcing Henri to hide on the ledge outside the window and explains everything to Catherine, but not before Henri falls off the ledge.
As for government red tape, haven't many of us have shared some of these same frustrations of dealing with a government bureaucracy or large institution that is too big too fail? It was there he met Catherine - a U. Catherine manages to straighten out the situation, and they finally have some privacy - in the ship's. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to. First, Henri needed permission from the U. Many years ago on the late show, I had seen a movie of that same title, but I didn't know it was based on the autobiography of Henri Rochard.
But since then, among many honors, he got a commission in the army after the liberation of Belgium and a commendation from Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. He is assigned American Lieutenant Catherine Gates as his , much to their mutual discomfort arising from several prior clashes. The film was also Howard Hawks' 3rd highest grosser, behind only 1941 and 1948. Cathy Gates Ann Sheridan is a American assigned to drive French Army Captain Henri Rochard Cary Grant in a mission to recruit a German to join the American side. But Cupid had struck and Catherine and Henri became engaged. Then came the inquiries at the nearest U. The bureaucracy could not deal with a male spouse of a female Army officer.
When screenwriter Charles Lederer was ill, his friend wrote part of a short chase scene as a favor to him. Army Headquarters to marry Catherine, like they were her father, only more demanding with paperwork. After several mishaps, the constantly quarreling couple arrive at their destination,. While he is in jail, she finds Schindler, who is happy to leave Germany and ply his trade in. The direction is bright and snappy, and both Grant and Miss Sheridan do very good work, romping through the farcical situations in a highly amusing way. The black market is raided by the authorities, and he is rounded up with everyone else.
Its director made this genre - the rapid fire dialog, the slapstick comedy of antagonism between a man and a woman who cannot admit their feelings for each other, where in the end love eventually triumphs. The opening was originally scheduled for Radio City Music Hall, but filming delays placed the opening in conflict with the Music Hall's schedule. That could be a subject for another blog. A broadly educated man, he had planned to be a college professor. But there is nothing like government red tape that creates a real life screwball comedy. Upon release from the hospital, Major Rochard was discharged from the Belgian Army and returned to Nuremberg as a civilian employee of the U. That took another four months to get an answer.