I Married an Angel (film)

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I Married an Angel
video cover of I Married an Angel; depicts Jeanette MacDonald, as a glamorous angel, holding Nelson Eddy (as a businessman) in her arms
Video cover for the 1942 film
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke
Produced by Hunt Stromberg
Screenplay by Anita Loos
Music by
Cinematography Ray June
Edited by Conrad A. Nervig
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • July 9, 1942 (1942-07-09) (U.S.)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,492,000[1]
Box office $1,236,000[1]

I Married an Angel is a 1942 American motion picture based on the 1938 musical comedy of the same name by Rodgers and Hart. The film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, who were then a popular onscreen couple. Supporting cast members included Edward Everett Horton, Binnie Barnes, Reginald Owen, Douglass Dumbrille, Mona Maris, and Odette Myrtil.


It featured several additional songs not written by Rodgers and Hart. Romantic composer Eva Dell'Acqua's song "Villanelle" for coloratura soprano appeared on the soundtrack of the film.[2]


According to MGM records, the film earned $664,000 at the US and Canadian box office and $572,000 elsewhere, making the studio a loss of $725,000 - the studio's least successful film of 1942.[1] It was the last of the MacDonald-Eddy films.


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ IMDB listing

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