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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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Florrie Keefer
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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
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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 marriage can be saved. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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February 1952 (USA)  »

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A Mulher Que Deus Me Deu  »

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Debut of Peggy Cass. 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

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 »

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Dolores
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Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by Judy Holliday while playing a ukulele
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With a bit of editing, this could be a much better film--and it's certainly NOT for all tastes
22 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is highly reminiscent of Judy Holliday's other film, PHFFFT! because both films concern a divorcing couple that down deep still love each other dearly. Also, in many ways it is reminiscent of THE WAR OF THE ROSES in that it appears to be a cautionary tale about marital discord, but unlike this Danny DeVito movie, THE MARRYING KIND is more upbeat and doesn't have the same dark sensibilities as WAR OF THE ROSES.

The film begins with a husband and wife in divorce court. Instead of just granting the divorce, the judge brings them both into her chambers to discuss why they want the divorce since it isn't readily apparent. Both Holliday and Aldo Ray (who plays the husband) then begin to recount their marriage through a series of flashbacks. The flashbacks are incredibly well-acted and realistic--like a real honest to goodness family. While most of their ups and downs seem pretty normal, great tragedy strikes later in their marriage (get out the tissues!).

All of this is wonderfully done, but also VERY tough to watch as things turn from bad to much worse. Plus, after a while, the tragedy and pain becomes a little too much and seems to drag on a bit too long. Shortening up the film by about fifteen minutes would have greatly helped the pacing. Despite these problems with the film, though, the film is marvelously realistic and great film-making. In many ways, this is a must-see film for young couples or anyone contemplating divorce, as it gives an unusual perspective and insights you just don't normally see addressed in films.


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