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The Next Time I Marry

MOVIE #43

The Next Time I Marry (1938)

(featuring Lucille Ball as Nancy Fleming)


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In this screwy romantic comedy, a young woman (Lucille Ball) 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.

Special Notes: The working title of this film was "Trailer Romance". According to a July 1938 Hollywood Reporter news item, Jean Bartlett was assigned to work the script of the picture, which was originally intended as a vehicle for Miriam Hopkins.

Movie #43
Film Date: 1938

Release Date: December 9, 1938
Film Type: comedy
Film Color: black/white
Studio: RKO
Film Length: 65 minutes

Director/Producer:
Garson Kanin (Director)
Cliff Reid (Producer)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Nancy Crocker Fleming)

Supporting Cast:
James Ellison (Tony Anthony)
Lee Bowman (Count Georgi)
Granville Bates (H.E. Crocker)
Mantan Moreland (Tilby)
Elliott Sullivan (Red)
Murray Alper (Joe)
Florence Lake (Justice of the Peace's Wife)
Cy Kendall (Lawyer)
Jack Albertson (Reporter)
Ralph Dunn (Cop)
Dick Elliott (Justice of the Peace)
Robert E. Homans (Court Bailiff)
Grace Hayle (Fat Gossip)