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The Marrying Kind (1952)

Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the ... See full summary »


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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Complete credited cast:
Florrie Keefer
Chet Keefer
Judge Anne B. Carroll
Sheila Bond ...
Joan Shipley
Howard Shipley
Rex Williams ...
George Bastian
Phyllis Povah ...
Mrs. Derringer
Pat Bundy


Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the marriage can be saved. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Release Date:

April 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Que Deus Me Deu  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


George Cukor recommended that star Aldo Ray go to ballet school because he walked too much like a football player. See more »


At one point, Mickey Shaughnessy's character refers to his address as being "20-11 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights." Actually, that address would be in Long Island City. See more »


Judge Anne B. Carroll: You know, counselor, there's an old saying, there are three sides to every story: yours, his, and the truth.
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Crazy Credits

At the film comes to the classical "The End" over the final shot of the two main characters in background, instead of the usual fade-out, Columbia Pictures added the advertisement: "You have just seen our New Personality - ALDO RAY - Please watch for his next picture." In the background, a short sequence of Aldo Ray speaking (no dialogue heard - simply the remaining ending score) in a bedroom setting seen in the movie. See more »


Referenced in Growing Pains: The Marrying Kind (1988) See more »


That Old Black Magic
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
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This movie is excellent!
14 January 2007 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Judy Holiday never let us down when it came to her movie performances. This is no exception. Holiday made acting look easy and, like Bette Davis, always acted the part with no difficulties. She died much too young and we lost not only an accomplished actress, but also a beautiful person. I know that volumes have been written both about her and her films, so I won't go much into the movie itself.

Many of us have the impression that life was not as complicated back in the early '50's; that it was more wholesome and that people, in general, had better scruples than today. Nothing could be further from the truth. Aldo Ray plays a husband who has pent up anger about being married, not because of incompatibility, but because of financial problems. His obvious obsession with making money clearly shows in this film. The same holds true today. Many people believe that financial success is tantamount to a successful marriage. Again, this is fallacious and proved by the hordes of wealthy who get divorces every year.

The part of Ray's visit to the butcher proves that a successful marriage is based on many things, money not included. He is set straight not only by this incident, but also his friends, his daughter and the divorce judge.

All I can say is, see this gem! It is worth the time to see it. And yes! this film is available on DVD!

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