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Trailers from Hell and Joe Dante on ‘I Married a Witch,’ Starring Veronica Lake

Trailers from Hell and Joe Dante on 'I Married a Witch,' Starring Veronica Lake

A Criterion Grab Bag! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing “I Married a Witch.”

A savvy satire of both political and sexual gamesmanship, I
Married A Witch, based on an unfinished novel by Topper author Thorne Smith,
would seem to be the perfect union between two brilliant moviemakers, Rene
Clair and Preston Sturges (Clair directed, Sturges produced). It’s full of his
stock company of character actors but Sturges left the production due to
artistic differences. Despite having its concepts ripped off by lesser
productions over the years, this remains a strikingly modern and hilarious
movie that hopefully will find new audiences through Criterion’s stellar
digital transfer.

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