Next Time I Marry

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Next Time I Marry
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGarson Kanin
Screenplay byJohn Twist
Helen Meinardi
Story byThames Williamson
Produced byCliff Reid
StarringLucille Ball
James Ellison
Lee Bowman
Granville Bates
Mantan Moreland
CinematographyRussell Metty
Edited byJack Hively
Music byRoy Webb
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • December 9, 1938 (1938-12-09)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

Next Time I Marry is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Garson Kanin and written by John Twist and Helen Meinardi. The film stars Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Lee Bowman, Granville Bates and Mantan Moreland. The film was released on December 9, 1938, by RKO Pictures.[1][2][3]


A young woman stands to inherit $20 million provided she marries an American citizen. Unfortunately, she is in love with a handsome foreigner. To get the money, she marries the first Yankee she runs across—with every intention of obtaining a quickie divorce in Reno as soon as the money comes through. The bickersome newlyweds take a trailer and set off across the country to Reno, but through a series of zany mishaps and adventures they realize that they are slowly falling in love.[4]



  1. ^ "Next Time I Marry (1938) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  2. ^ Tracie Cooper (2014). "Next-Time-I-Marry - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Next Time I Marry Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Next Time I Marry -". TV Guide. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Next Time I Marry (1938)". The Motion Pictures. 2015-11-07. Retrieved 2023-08-27.

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