Release date1949 WriterLewis Gilbert, Denis Waldock CastSusan Shaw, Derek Bond, Patrick Holt, Carol Marsh, David Tomlinson, Guy Middleton Similar moviesFour Weddings and a Funeral, 27 Dresses, Meet the Parents, License to Wed, Independence Day, In Her Shoes
Marry Me! (alternative title: I Want to Get Married) is a 1949 British comedy film directed by Terence Fisher, and starring Derek Bond, Susan Shaw, Patrick Holt, Carol Marsh and David Tomlinson.
David Haig (David Tomlinson) is a newspaper journalist who is instructed by his editor to go undercover at a popular matchmaking service in order to get the scoop on whether they are true cupids or not. The film covers several aspiring relationships of various couples. A French woman running from her abusive boyfriend and seeking citizenship, a butler, his master and a schoolteacher, an attraction girl in a restaurant who falls for a priest and various others; as well as the central plot revolving around Haig's disastrous encounters with various poor matchups and his lovematch one young waitress.
The film has elements of dark drama and self-pity leading to lost love, but it is primarily a romantic comedy.
Most of the gentle romances are successful, although sometimes it takes a little 'slapstick' confusion to achieve.
In the end the only relationship that fails is the priest and the allure girl as she believes herself unworthy of his love and rejects him.
Derek Bond as Andrew Scott
Susan Shaw as Pat Cooper
Patrick Holt as Martin Roberts
Carol Marsh as Doris Pearson
David Tomlinson as David Haig
Zena Marshall as Marcelle Duclos
Guy Middleton as Sir Gordon Blake
Nora Swinburne as Enid Lawson
Brenda Bruce as Brenda Delamere
Jean Cadell as Hester Parsons
Denis O'Dea as Saunders
Alison Leggatt as Miss Beamish
Beatrice Varley as Mrs. Perrins
The film was a box office flop recording a loss of £67,600.