Having seen a few episodes of Bewitched, it was very interesting to see the source material that inspired it. Or at least one of them.
I Married a Witch follows a witch and her warlock father as they seek revenge on the descendants of those who murdered them, only to have the witch inadvertently fall in love with their intended victim. Classic chick flick set-up? Clearly.
Yet, that doesn’t detract much from this movie in my opinion. At just over an hour long, the movie feels frivolous and fun, like the perfect amount of silly indulgence. I suspect that I’m also a little biased because of its age. Made in 1942, I imagine that this movie was made when rom-coms were still rather fresh; though in light of the meet-cutes that dominated screwball comedies in the 1930s, that’s rather unlikely.
One of the best things about this film was the introduction of femme fatale Veronica Lake. Now I finally know what people mean when they say a peek-a-boo hairdo, and what aesthetic they are referencing when they mention her name. What a great name too- Veronica Lake. Just asking to be in the movies.