I Was a Male War Bride

Director: Howard Hawks
Year Released: 1949
Rating: 1.5

Novelty from the late forties has Frenchman Cary Grant try to return home with his American wife Ann Sheridan, but encounters problems with red tape and has to pose as a woman. The last act – where Grant famously dresses in drag (sure to give the feminist critics a lot to talk about) – is as unimaginative and redundant as the first two; it seems as if Hawks was trying to redo It Happened One Night with dialogue from Bringing Up Baby but you get the feeling the entire movie is built around a single joke (which isn't that funny to begin with).