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Vacation from Marriage (1945)
"Perfect Strangers" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 November 1945 (USA)
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A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.

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Robert and Catherine have a quiet little marriage until WWII separates them for three years. Serving in the navy dramatically transforms both of them and they realize how much they resented their old mundane life together. Both dread their inevitable reunion and separately decide to ask for a divorce, but is the marriage really over? Written by Kathy Li

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Mr. Chips Is Back In A New Thrilling Romance!

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1 November 1945 (USA)  »

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(Turner library print) (US) | (original)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie under the alternate title "VACATION FROM MARRIAGE" on May 26, 1947 with Deborah Kerr reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

When the nurse Elena turns to say goodbye to Robert, the step she's on gives way and she lurches down about an inch or so, with an audible crunch. But she ignores it and the scene keeps going without a re-take. See more »

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A nice "little" film about real characters and their growth as people
27 February 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This film isn't a classic movie for the ages. It's probably not gong to be considered in any discussions of the "best" of all time. What it is, is a nice, charming delightful film about two people who have their nice routine lives changed by a little event-WWII! Over time, they change, they grow as people often do. The main question is, will their marriage grow and change, or will it flop around and expire like a fish out of water. The fact is, you come to truly care about them over the course of the film, in no small part because Robert Donat and Deborah Kerr deliver good peformances in what is a character-driven film. Well worth watching.


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