Fun Veronica Lake feature that finds her the victim of her own love potion as a witch returned to life striving for revenge against the descendant of the man who burned her at the stake.....oh and it's a comedy. Fairly well told story that could have probably been pushed a little further with an enjoyable supporting turn by Susan Hayward to boot.
I Married a Witch is a decent, but probably not an essential screwball comedy. Definitely fun, but Veronica Lake definitely makes the movie. Just long enough to be satisfying but not too long to afford its audience the opportunity to get sick of it. I would've loved to have seen Preston Sturges give this a working over...
It's fun, with a gentle wit. But what's really remarkable about it is the massive impact it had. Without it there would be no 'Bewitched' or 'I Dream of Jeannie'. Ergo, no 'Magical Girl' or 'Magical Girlfriend' genres. No 'Utena' or 'Steven Universe'. But all things considered, Veronica Lake is its real standout quality, fun aside. Its brevity is fairly appreciable, too.
Veronica Lake was a cinema goddess! Her purring, breathless delivery, her touch of evil wrapped in a mane of golden hair, her sly winks at the camera, carry this gem from silly confection to classic. An improbable start -- why would March's governor candidate be allowed anywhere near a burning building -- turns in an entertaining, eccentric time at the movies.