I Married a Woman

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I Married a Woman
I Married a Woman.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Hal Kanter
Produced by William Bloom
Written by Goodman Ace
Starring George Gobel
Diana Dors
Adolphe Menjou
Music by Cyril Mockridge
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Edited by Kennie Marstella
Distributed by Universal-International
Release date
  • May 14, 1958 (1958-05-14)[1]
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

I Married a Woman is a 1958 American comedy film made in 1956, starring George Gobel and Diana Dors, produced by Gobel's company Gomalco Productions. The film also features John Wayne in a cameo role as himself. It was filmed in RKO-Scope and black and white except for one of Wayne's two scenes, which was shot in Technicolor. The film's original title was "So There You Are".[2]


Advertising executive Mickey Briggs is given 48 hours by his boss, Sutton, to come up with a campaign for client Luxemberg Beer and save the company from ruin. Mickey neglects his wife, Janice, who once had been a "Miss Luxemberg" in a successful ad campaign featuring various attractive models.

Janice has just discovered she is expecting a baby, but is unable to inform Mickey, who is too distracted by work. Even when they find time to go to a movie, John Wayne is on screen, being considerate to his screen wife (Angie Dickinson), which makes Janice weepy but Mickey finds unrealistic.

It does give Mickey an idea, however, for a campaign in which "Miss Luxemberg" is now "Mrs. Luxemberg," enjoying family bliss. Sutton loves it, then rejects all the applicants until he decides that Janice herself must return to be "Mrs. Luxemberg." Film footage of their real life is shot without Janice's knowledge.

All goes terribly wrong, with Janice instead suing Mickey for divorce and Sutton's company for $100,000. After flirting with Mickey's wife, best pal Bob Sanders breaks the news that she's pregnant, which makes Mickey try harder to win her back. On a cruise and in love again, the couple is startled to spot John Wayne on board, arguing with his wife.


Diana Dors in I Married a Woman film trailer

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  1. ^ "I Married a Woman: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Helen Hayes To Perform In Film Of 'Anastasia'". The Montreal Gazette. May 5, 1956. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 

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