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A 1949 ScrewballComedy directed by Creator/HowardHawks, starring Creator/CaryGrant and Ann Sheridan.

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A 1949 ScrewballComedy directed by Creator/HowardHawks, starring Creator/CaryGrant and Ann Sheridan.
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: CaryGrant doesn't even try to fake a French accent, but it's slyly camoflauged as his character having a perfect ''American'' accent.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: CaryGrant Creator/CaryGrant doesn't even try to fake a French accent, but it's slyly camoflauged as his character having a perfect ''American'' accent.


* WorldWarTwo: The movie is set in Germany, immediately after the end of the war.

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->''"I am an alien spouse of female military personnel en route to the United States under public law 271 of the Congress."''
-->--'''Henri Rochard'''



Captain Henri Rochard (Grant), of the French army, and Lieutenant Catherine Gates (Sheridan), of the American, are assigned a mission together to stop a German high-level scientist in postwar Germany. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and encounter various bureaucratic hassles trying to get married. When Catherine's army unit gets recalled back to the USA, things get worse: the only way they have to stay together is by invoking a law allowing the spouse of American army personnel to enter the country--the War Bride's act. [[HilarityEnsues Zany gender-confusing antics follow]].

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Captain Henri Rochard (Grant), of the French army, and Lieutenant Catherine Gates (Sheridan), of the American, are assigned a mission together to stop a German high-level scientist in postwar Germany. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and encounter various bureaucratic hassles trying to get married.

When Catherine's army unit gets recalled back to the USA, things get worse: the only way they have to stay together is by invoking a law allowing the spouse of American army personnel to enter the country--the War Bride's act. [[HilarityEnsues Zany gender-confusing antics follow]].


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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film was adapted from a memoir by the real-life Henri Rochard, a Belgian and former POW who married an American nurse he met in the hospital after getting hit by a car while serving as a liaison officer during the Nuremberg trials.

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Captain Henri Rochard of the French army, and Lieutenant Catherine Gates, of the American, are assigned a mission together to stop a German high-level scientist in postwar Germany. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and encounter various bureaucratic hassles trying to get married. When Catherine's army unit gets recalled back to the USA, things get worse: the only way they have to stay together is by invoking a law allowing the spouse of American army personnel to enter the country--the War Bride's act. [[HilarityEnsues Zany gender-confusing antics follow]].

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A 1949 ScrewballComedy directed by Creator/HowardHawks, starring Creator/CaryGrant and Ann Sheridan.

Captain Henri Rochard (Grant), of the French army, and Lieutenant Catherine Gates, Gates (Sheridan), of the American, are assigned a mission together to stop a German high-level scientist in postwar Germany. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and encounter various bureaucratic hassles trying to get married. When Catherine's army unit gets recalled back to the USA, things get worse: the only way they have to stay together is by invoking a law allowing the spouse of American army personnel to enter the country--the War Bride's act. [[HilarityEnsues Zany gender-confusing antics follow]].

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Captain Henri Rochard of the French army, and Lieutenant Catherine Gates, of the American, are assigned a mission together to stop a German high-level scientist in postwar Germany. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and encounter various bureaucratic hassles trying to get married. When Catherine's army unit gets recalled back to the USA, things get worse: the only way they have to stay together is by invoking a law allowing the spouse of American army personnel to enter the country--the War Bride's act. [[HilarityEnsues Zany gender-confusing antics follow]].


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* DisguisedInDrag: Henri resorts to dressing as a woman to get on the ship with his wife.


* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Cary Grant doesn't even try to fake a French accent, but it's slyly camoflauged as his character having a perfect ''American'' accent.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Cary Grant CaryGrant doesn't even try to fake a French accent, but it's slyly camoflauged as his character having a perfect ''American'' accent.


* DisguisedInDrag



* WorldWarTwo: The movie is set in Germany, immediately after the end of the war.
* ValuesDissonance: A lot of the humor relies on the audience thinking that a husband being relegated to the status of military dependent on his wife is one degree away from a sex change.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory

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* WorldWarTwo: The movie is set in Germany, immediately after the end of the war.
* ValuesDissonance: A lot of the humor relies on the audience thinking that a husband being relegated to the status of military dependent on his wife is one degree away from a sex change.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory
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!!This film contains examples of:

* ArmedFarces: It's a story about the incredible heights (or depths) military bureacracy can reach, only slightly exaggerated.
* BelligerentSexualTension: The first half of the movie is one long extended vitriolic argument between the main characters, right up until they confess their love.
* DisguisedInDrag
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The two lovers confess their feelings in a haystack. [[SexyDiscretionShot Cut Scene]]. Then they arrive back at their post covered in hay...almost as if they'd rolled in it.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Cary Grant doesn't even try to fake a French accent, but it's slyly camoflauged as his character having a perfect ''American'' accent.
* WorldWarTwo: The movie is set in Germany, immediately after the end of the war.
* ValuesDissonance: A lot of the humor relies on the audience thinking that a husband being relegated to the status of military dependent on his wife is one degree away from a sex change.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory

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