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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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Theo Scofield West
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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WEDLOCK OR PADLOCK?? (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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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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22 November 2002 | by (Ca) – See all my reviews

I liked it. I thought it portrayed the struggles which many of us have. Lana Turner's character is undecided in life about quite a few issues, particularly marriage, though she also seems to have certain ideal views of these subjects. The last half of the movie I thought had the plot thicken so that her ambivalence would indeed make her character get stretched to the testing point. Actually quite a few testing points occur: with longtime boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, etc. After seeing the wreckage in her life and those around her, she does reach some mature decisions.

While we each may not have the same marriage commitment problem this movie showed, we can nonetheless use it as metaphor for our other personal struggles.


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