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

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 17, 2014 at 11:45AM

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

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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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.