Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Once Upon a Honeymoon

Released Nov 27, 1942 1h 57m Romance Comedy List
Reviews 60% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings In the beginning stages of World War II, burlesque dancer Katherine O'Hara (Ginger Rogers) ignores the effects of the war and focuses on climbing the social ladder. When she marries the influential Baron Franz Von Luber (Walter Slezak), Katherine seemingly has it made, but Von Luber might not be the man she thinks. Already suspecting Von Luber's ties to Nazism, foreign correspondent Patrick O'Toole (Cary Grant) must convince Katherine to turn spy on her husband to help the Allies' war effort. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

Where to Watch

Once Upon a Honeymoon

Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

Rent Once Upon a Honeymoon on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

Critics Reviews

View All (1) Critics Reviews
Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Intriguing curio tragi-comedy on wartime Nazis. Rated: B Apr 1, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (35) audience reviews
steve d Some surprising weight. The stars are fantastic. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review s r A WW2 time period drama about the war. I think it should be seen merely to appreciate how outlandish this plot was for a Hollywood blockbuster. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review kevin w Here's a curio of the type you don't often see: the Hollywood propaganda machine teaching head-in-the-sand Americans (hhhey, that's like me!) about foreign affairs, specifically the gathering storm in Europe preceding America's entry into WWll. And so debonair Cary Grant and saucy Ginger Rogers (charismatic teachers if ever there was!) lightly dance across Europe, with romantic interludes aplenty between countries (tough to qualify in those years as she plays a woman just married!), just one step ahead of Hitler. Its a fascinating goldmine to students of Americana and of WWll history. There's one particularly interesting segment wherein Rogers and character actor Albert Dekker waltz through a pantheon of Hollywood dialects representing the approved Hollywood version of America that makes this oddity worth viewing all on its own, the strains of America The Beautiful playing softly in the background. As a film to see strictly on its own merits ... ehhh, not so much. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Possibly the worst script Rogers or Grant ever had. But anti-Nazi flicks were all the rage in Jewish dominated Hollywood. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my five top Cary Grant films. The chemistry between Grant and Rogers is excellent. While it drifts from romantic comedy to melodrama at times when portraying Nazi villains, this must be viewed in the context of the time in which the movie was made. Unlike today, the lines between good guys and bad guys were not blurred. (The scene in which Ginger Rogers pledges her allegiance to the United States is unabashedly patriotic, and again must be viewed in the context of the times.) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Odd romantic tragi-comedy set in a pre-WWII Germany (though filmed during the war). Carey Grant is a radio correspondent who falls for burlesque dancer Ginger Rogers who's engaged to be married to an Austian Baron who's really an undercover Nazi agent. The film has some rather long dull spells and there is one particularly strange moment later in the film when Grant and Rogers are mistaken for Jews and nearly sent to concentration camps. Still, Cary Grant can make just about any film watchable and Ginger Rogers is her usual likable self too, which does make this film worth checking out, even if it's far from a classic. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Once Upon a Honeymoon

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Movie Info

Synopsis In the beginning stages of World War II, burlesque dancer Katherine O'Hara (Ginger Rogers) ignores the effects of the war and focuses on climbing the social ladder. When she marries the influential Baron Franz Von Luber (Walter Slezak), Katherine seemingly has it made, but Von Luber might not be the man she thinks. Already suspecting Von Luber's ties to Nazism, foreign correspondent Patrick O'Toole (Cary Grant) must convince Katherine to turn spy on her husband to help the Allies' war effort.
Director
Leo McCarey
Producer
Leo McCarey
Screenwriter
Sheridan Gibney
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 27, 1942, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 22, 2009
Runtime
1h 57m
Most Popular at Home Now