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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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based on novel

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

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Comedy | War

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23 August 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Felicidade Vem Depois  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Shortly before the start of principal photography, Hollywood Reporter announced that Fred Zinnemann was to direct the picture and Gene Kelly was to co-star with Lana Turner. See more »

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a neglected gem
18 November 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

this is truly a collectors item. turner is at her most beautiful, all baby doll pout and velvet sincerity. production values are high. its a cult film that merits rediscovery. a big hit in 1944, it grossed 2 million at the box office, in the days when a hit was really a hit. audiences loved lana in her dimpled heyday and this film screens like a valentine to her sensuality. don't miss it. they don't make stars like lana anymore. gore vidal is on record as saying that he saw this film while young and that it had an impact on him. he mentioned it years later in myra breckinridge. tennesse williams worked on an early draft of the screenplay, and privately referred to it as a celluloid brassiere for miss turner!


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