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

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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"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 »

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In the opening scene Robert rips the page off a calendar exposing the page for Wednesday, April 4, 1940. That date fell on a Thursday. See more »

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Good Storyline on Marriage Changing During War
30 December 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"Perfect Strangers" probably told a very true tale for many married people who got together after WWII. Robert Donat and Deborah Kerr are married before WWII and get back together again to find out they are strangers. It is a well-told story and well cast. Mr. Donat had three legendary leading ladies in this movie: Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, and Ann Todd. All three ladies were starting their careers. Mr. Donat seem to be cast well with all his leading ladies in all his few movies.


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