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Made for Each Other


Jimmy Stewart plays a young lawyer John Mason. Who marries Jane Mason (Carole Lombard) after knowing her for just one day.

Made for Each Other is a 1939 in film drama film directed by John Cromwell (director) and produced by David O. Selznick. The picture stars Carole Lombard and James Stewart as a couple who get married after only knowing each other very briefly.


John Mason is a young, somewhat timid attorney in New York City. He has been doing his job well, and he has a chance of being made a partner in his law firm, especially if he marries Eunice, the daughter of his employer, Judge Doolittle. However, John meets Jane during a business trip, and they fall in love and marry immediately. John's mother is disappointed with his choice, and an important court trial forces him to cancel the honeymoon. He wins the case, but by that time Judge Doolittle has chosen John's kowtowing coworker as the new partner.
Jane encourages John to demand a raise and a promotion, but with finances tightened by the Great Depression, Doolittle requires that all employees accept pay cuts. After Jane has a baby, John becomes discouraged by his unpaid bills and by tension between Jane and his mother, who lives with them in their small apartment.
On New Year's Eve, 1938–39, the baby is rushed to the hospital with pneumonia. The baby will die within hours unless a serum is delivered by plane from Salt Lake City. Doolittle agrees to provide funding to deliver the serum, but with a storm raging, and with a wife and children to consider, the pilot uses to fly. John pleads over the telephone, and the pilot's unmarried friend takes the job. The new pilot almost crashes in the mountains, and the plane's engine catches fire a short distance from New York. The pilot is also injured and knocked unconscious after jumping from the plane and parachuting to safety, but he crawls to a nearby farm house after he comes to. The farmer sees the box containing the serum and telephones the hospital, and the baby is saved. A few years later, John is made partner at the law firm and his son has just spoken his first words.


  • Carole Lombard as Jane Mason
  • James Stewart as John Horace Mason
  • Charles Coburn as Judge Joseph M. Doolittle
  • Lucile Watson as Mrs. Harriet Mason, John Mason's mother
  • Alma Kruger as Sister Madeline


The film lost $292,000 at the box office.

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    Category:1939 films
    Category:American films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Selznick International Pictures films
    Category:United Artists films
    Category:Films directed by John Cromwell
    Category:1930s romantic comedy films
    Category:1930s comedy-drama films

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    David O. Selznick

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