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Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

 -  Comedy | War  -  23 August 1944 (USA)
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Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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James Craig ...
Capt. Miles Lancing
John Hodiak ...
Lt. Tom Cochrane West
Frances Gifford ...
Sissy Mortimer
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Joseph I. Murdock
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Mrs. Irene Selworth
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Maj. Bob Wilton
Herbert Rudley ...
Ted Mortimer
Paul Cavanagh ...
Mr. Selworth
Morris Ankrum ...
Mr. Ed Scofield
Jane Green ...
Martha
Tom Drake ...
Bill Rice
Shirley Patterson ...
Mary Saunders
Neal Dodd ...
Minister (as Rev. Neal Dodd)
Nana Bryant ...
Nurse
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Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts the proposal of Air Corps Lieutenant Tom West. After the honeymoon, Tom's father dies and Tom goes into the defense industry. When Theo has a baby, she hates the idea of being matronly and wants to be the old party girl. The problem is that her husband is working constantly. She looks to her friends, who are having their own problems, and to her old flame Captain Lancing. To decide on what she wants to do with her baby and her life, Theo must grow up. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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23 August 1944 (USA)  »

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A Felicidade Vem Depois  »

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In early September 1941, George Cukor was announced as the film's director and Robert Taylor and Myrna Loy were announced as the stars. The entire project was scrapped by Warners and sold to MGM after numerous re-writes and rejections from the Production Code Administration. See more »

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Early Lana Turner Movie about Marriage
8 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lana Turner, in one of her earliest movies where she takes center stage and top billing, stars in this comedy-drama about marriage being nobody's business but the couple's. James Craig loves her, even though she marries John Hodiak. This does start off talking silly, as John proposes to her and on their honeymoon, but it's to the movie's credit and intelligence that it plays out very well in its treatment of its characters and make them very relate-able to the audience, the other characters being John's friends Sissy and Ted, a married couple, and Joe, played by Hugh Marlowe. Lana's mother (played by Natalie Shafer, who was Mrs. Howell from Gilligan's Island) was in and out of marriages all the time and did not provide Lana with a good role model. But, the viewer is left with the message that you should work in your own garden, before tending to someone else's, that you should go into it, knowing who you are and that all decisions have consequences. "Marriage is a Private Affair" is one of Lana's best unknown movies and needs to be discovered by more people today.


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