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The Marrying Kind (1952)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  February 1952 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Florrie Keefer
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Chet Keefer
Madge Kennedy ...
Judge Anne B. Carroll
Sheila Bond ...
Joan Shipley
John Alexander ...
Howard Shipley
Rex Williams ...
George Bastian
Phyllis Povah ...
Mrs. Derringer
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Pat Bundy
Griff Barnett ...
Charley
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Storyline

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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"Shaddup!"

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Comedy | Drama

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February 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Que Deus Me Deu  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For the memorable 4th of July picnic flashback, George Cukor relied for inspiration on a production of Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Derringer: Oh, I didn't remember he had an 'F' in 'im.
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
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Excellent
29 December 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a real gem of a film. It is a comedy/tragedy, but in such a way as to be able to flow easily from the two formats. Thus the viewer is never fully laughing or crying throughout the film, but at different moments. It works. The film is told in flashback, and each of the remembrances are told in short vignettes. Judy Holliday is wonderful in her role, and the much underrated Aldo Ray is also brilliant, they are a perfect match. The acting by both the leads is terrific and believable, and there is some wonderful location photography of early 1950s New York. A really great film worth seeking out.


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