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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Catherine Wilson
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Dizzy Clayton
Ann Todd ...
Elena
Roland Culver ...
Richard
Elliott Mason ...
Mrs. Hemmings
Eliot Makeham ...
Mr. Staines
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Mr. Hargrove
Ivor Barnard ...
Chemist
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Petty Officer (as Henry Longhurst)
Bill Shine ...
Webster (as Billy Shine)
Billy Thatcher ...
Essex
Brian Weske ...
Gordon
Rosamund Taylor ...
Irene
Harry Ross ...
Bill
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

1 November 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vacation from Marriage  »

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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Referenced in Bhowani Junction (1956) See more »

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I've Got Sixpence
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Written by Elton Box, Desmond Cox and Lawrence Hall
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"You've frizzed your hair out like a blond gollywog!"
11 October 2001 | by (Wichita, KS) – See all my reviews

What a screenplay this movie has! It's wonderful! It's a simple story but it's executed wonderfully! You truly feel for the main characters. Deborah Kerr has never been a favorite of mine but she is wonderful in this film. Robert Donat, as usual, is brilliant! I highly recommend this to fans of classic romances. It is sweet, humorous in parts, and REAL! I wish Donat had done more films when he was around, but I shouldn't complain. I'm just glad he was smart enough to always take good roles in quality films. Kerr and Donat sparkle in this and Glynis Johns is so perky! Like a little cheerleader! This is great fun! I'll stop rambling now, if this is ever shown on TCM, you must watch it!


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