We're Not Married!

Synopsis: A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Edmund Goulding
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
86 min

In a field where they lay

keeping their sheep

On a cold winter's night

That was so deep

- Noel

- [ Woman ] Well, what do you think?

I don't see how we can

do much better than that.

- Oh, come on. I'm tired shopping.

- Okay.

Born is the King of Israel

Say, I wish we had some rice.

- Why, you hungry?

- You know what I mean.

It's bad luck without rice.

Well, you don't have to worry about

the old shoes. I'm wearing them.

-Judge Bush?

- Uh, uh, yes.

Won't you come in?

It's pretty cold out tonight.

It sure is.

We, uh, we want to get married.

- Married? Really?

- You don't disapprove, I trust?

Oh, no, not at all.

I should say not.

They want you to marry them, Papa.

Oh, me?

Oh, yes, of course.

Well, come right in.

This is Mrs. Bush.

- How do you do, Mrs. Bush.

- Good evening.

- Merry Christmas to you.

- Thank you, Mrs. Bush. The same to you.

- Yes.

- Oh, look at the little cat. Hello.

- Let's see now. You said you

want to get married.

- That's right.

- You mean now?

- Well, anytime within

the next four or five minutes.

Oh, splendid. Now, if I could

just find those certificates I have.

I had them around here this morning.

- Um, what do you call them, dear?

- Licenses, Papa.

Oh, yes.

Here, I think these--

Yes, here it is.

Here's a brand-new pad--

''Marriage License.'' Uh, one or two?

- Uh, two people, one marriage.

- Yeah.

- One, I think, Papa. It is one, isn't it?

- Well, don't you know?

- Uh, may I see?

- Yes, go ahead.

Yes, this is it.

- Yes. Yes, you see, there's a place for you...

- Yes.

- and there's a place for him.

- [ Chuckles ]

- Now, would you sit down here

and fill it out, please?

- Oh, certainly.

- Now, here's a pen.

- Thank you very much.

That's all right.

I've got a little black book around here

somewhere that tells the whole thing.

I saw it around here

this morning somewhere.

- I beg your pardon,Judge.

- Yes?

May I ask you how long

you've been in this business?

- Oh, about, uh, three or four hours.

- Hours?

Yes. A man brought the letter

about 6:
00, uh, 6:30, didn't he?

- 6:
3 5 exactly.

- Oh, yes.

- Oh, it was like a beautiful

Christmas present.

- Yes.

- Wasn't it, dear?

- Yes, indeed.

- What sort of letter?

- His appointment. He's just been appointed.

- This is his first marriage.

- Yes, my very first.

- Oh, say.

- Steve?


- Age?

- Forty-four.

- Color?

- Pearl gray.

- Here it is.

- Oh.

Yes, this is it. Thank you, Mama.

Now we're all set.

See, signed by the governor.

Governor Bush is Judge Bush's nephew.

Really? But are you sure you know

how to marry people?

Well, it's, uh, it's all right here

in the book. What's to stop us?

I don't know.

What do you think, honey?

- You mean try another one?

- Why not?

Oh, no. Please.

What good would that do?

Everybody has the same book.

But they know where

to look in the book.

They don't have to go fumbling around

through the index to find out

how to get started.

Please don't go. This is our first marriage.

And on Christmas Eve.

I believe it would break my heart

if we failed at it.

We're not blaming you, Mrs. Bush.

But we can't afford to take any chances.

If we're married by tomorrow, we have

a chance at a top radio program.

It's a breakfast show. And we'll be a fine,

wholesome, young American couple...

having a bit of good, clean, nauseating fun

over the bacon and eggs every morning.

- Oh.

- However revolting this may appear to you...

it means a very pretty penny to Miss,

uh, Goody Two-Shoes and to me.

And besides,

we love each other.

That's right too.

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Nunnally Johnson

Nunnally Hunter Johnson was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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