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Vacation from Marriage (1945)

Perfect Strangers (original title)
Passed | | Drama, Romance | 1 November 1945 (USA)
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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Roland Culver ...
Richard
Elliott Mason ...
Mrs. Hemmings
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Mr. Staines
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Mr. Hargrove
Ivor Barnard ...
Chemist
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Petty Officer (as Henry Longhurst)
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Webster (as Billy Shine)
Billy Thatcher ...
Essex
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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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1 November 1945 (USA)  »

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Vacation from Marriage  »

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

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lux Radio Theater broadcasted a sixty minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 26, 1947, with Deborah Kerr reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

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. It is the correct day, though, for 1945 -- the year the movie was produced. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bhowani Junction (1956) See more »

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These Foolish Things
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Music by Jack Strachey
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
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Good Storyline on Marriage Changing During War
30 December 2003 | by 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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