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Holy Matrimony

Released Aug 27, 1943 1h 27m Comedy List
Reviews 73% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Famous painter Priam Farrell (Monty Woolley) is to be knighted in England. After years of living abroad with his trusted servant, Henry, he unhappily makes the trip home. When Henry dies on the return journey, his body is mistakenly identified as that of Priam. Eager to live under the radar, Priam masquerades as Henry and woos Alice, the woman his butler was courting through letters. Things become even more complicated when a woman claiming to be Henry's first wife shows up. Read More Read Less

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Steve D Some fun ides but can't figure out what to do with them. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review Nita O As a fan of Monty Woolley, Holy Matrimony did not disappoint. My husband and I found it very entertaining. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/09/23 Full Review Tom M Woolley and Fields make a great combo in this clever story. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/29/20 Full Review Audience Member Very sweet comedy with Woolley and Gracie Fields making a terrific team. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review ashley h Holy Matrimony is a charming film. It is about an artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press. Monty Woolley and Gracie Fields give wonderful performances. The screenplay is well written. John M. Stahl did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of both the comedy and drama. Holy Matrimony is a must see. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member still wickedly funny Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Famous painter Priam Farrell (Monty Woolley) is to be knighted in England. After years of living abroad with his trusted servant, Henry, he unhappily makes the trip home. When Henry dies on the return journey, his body is mistakenly identified as that of Priam. Eager to live under the radar, Priam masquerades as Henry and woos Alice, the woman his butler was courting through letters. Things become even more complicated when a woman claiming to be Henry's first wife shows up.
Director
John M. Stahl
Producer
Nunnally Johnson
Screenwriter
Nunnally Johnson
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 27, 1943, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Oct 17, 2012
Runtime
1h 27m