Sex Antagonism in ‘I Was a Male War Bride’

Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan star in the 1949 screwball comedy “I Was A Male War Bride.” Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

By Todd Hill

For America, World War II ended late in the summer of 1945, but the conflict’s influence on our culture and society lingered for several years afterward.

That era’s omnipresent sight of men and women in uniform and its easy familiarity with military manners and methods may be difficult to appreciate today, but a viewing of the 1949 Howard Hawks film “I…