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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
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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 »
While she never gave a bad performance this film contains Judy Holliday's best work, supposedly she felt so too, and probably Aldo Ray's as well. The situations are as relevant now as they were then and played with infinite sensitivity. Decidedly on the more sober side in its portrayal of marriage the Garson Kanin/Ruth Gordon script had touches of levity making it feel very true. While the leads are really the whole story silent film star Madge Kennedy stands out in the supporting cast as the compassionate and wise judge. Funny, sad look at a marriage from courtship through breakdown would be perfect for a remake with the proper actors although these two would be hard to top.
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