A new Justice of the Peace performed five weddings before his license was valid. The Court later sends out five letters to the couples telling them they are not legally married. Each of the five couples has a different reaction to the letter. Couple #1 is a radio team. Couple #2 is Mrs. Mississippi and she switches to Miss Mississippi. Couple #3 doesn’t have anything to say to each other. Couple #4 is a millionaire and his wife wants a divorce. Couple #5 is a young soldier shipping out and his wife is going to have a baby.
This film is in black and white and it is interesting how finding out they are not really being married changes each of the couples. Some get married again but some do not. Some are happy to not be married. I thought the period clothing, cars and hairstyles were interesting. 3* (This movie is OK)
86 min, Comedy directed by Edmund Goulding with Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Moore, Fred Allen, David Wayne, Eve Arden, Paul Douglas, Eddie Bracken, Mitzi Gaynor, Louis Calhern, Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Note: Imdb 6.4 out of 10, 51% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.2* out of 5* with 34 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Los Angeles, California. Originally there were supposed to be seven couples. Hope Emerson and Walter Brennan were one of the deleted couples.