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Director:
Writers:
Ruth Gordon (written by) and
Garson Kanin (written by)
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Release Date:
February 1952 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
"Shaddup!"
Plot:
Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination See more »
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(4 articles)
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Third time's the charm for Cukor and Holliday! See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Judy Holliday ... Florrie Keefer

Aldo Ray ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wallace Acton ... Newhouse (uncredited)
Shirlee Allard ... (uncredited)
George Auld ... Spec (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Benny (uncredited)
Charles Brewer ... Musician (uncredited)

Charles Bronson ... Eddie (uncredited)
Vera Burnett ... (uncredited)
Patrick Butler ... Boy (uncredited)
Peggy Cass ... Emily Bundy (uncredited)
Mary Chamberlin ... Leona (uncredited)
Barry Curtis ... Joey Keefer (age 6) (uncredited)
Alexis Davidoff ... (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Clint Dorrington ... (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Minister (uncredited)
Bob Evans ... (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell ... Cliff (uncredited)
Frank Ferguson ... Mr. Quinn (uncredited)
Kathleen Field ... (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Susan Hallaran ... Ellen Keefer (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Passerby in Nightmare (uncredited)
Robert Hartley ... Musician (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ... Mr. Jenner (uncredited)
Elsie Holmes ... Marian (uncredited)
Gordon Jones ... Steve (uncredited)
Johnnie Kiado ... Musician (uncredited)
Terry Kingston ... (uncredited)
Tom Kingston ... (uncredited)

Nancy Kulp ... Edie (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Picnicker (uncredited)
Raymond Largay ... Postmaster General (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... (uncredited)
James MacColl ... Man in Subway (uncredited)
Don Mahin ... Roy (uncredited)
Alan Marston ... (uncredited)
Joe McGuinn ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Beverly Michaels ... Blonde on Life Cover (uncredited)
Malan Mills ... Charlotte (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Party Waiter (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Plant Worker (uncredited)
Christopher Olsen ... Joey Keefer (age 4) (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... (uncredited)
Margaret Roberts ... (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Party Guest / Man at Airport (uncredited)
Joan Shawlee ... Tall Party Dancer / Woman at Airport (uncredited)
John Sheffield ... (uncredited)
Ray Stricklyn ... Extra (uncredited)
Ethel Sway ... (uncredited)

Guy Teague ... (uncredited)
Lucio Villegas ... Butler / Party Waiter (uncredited)
Harry von Zell ... Radio Quiz Show Host (voice) (uncredited)
Peggy Walker ... Gloria (uncredited)
Jean Wardley ... Peggy (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Ruth Gordon (written by) and
Garson Kanin (written by)

Produced by
Bert Granet .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Walker 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Art Direction by
John Meehan 
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Earl Bellamy .... assistant director
Harry Horner .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound (as Jack Goodrich)
 
Stunts
Allen Pinson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emil Oster .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
George Duning .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Debut of Peggy Cass.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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:
Chet Keefer:I'm not crazy! You may be driving me, but I'm not there yet!See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Third time's the charm for Cukor and Holliday!, 3 August 2008
Author: Goodbye_Ruby_Tuesday from United States

George Cukor has made a film about inconsistent narrators. As Florence "Florrie" (Judy Holliday) and Chester "Chet" (Aldo Ray) are about to get a divorce, both bicker and biasedly argue over details of their time together, their memories of love and bittersweet loss. However, the audience is lucky to have George Cukor as a reliable tour guide into the 7-year marriage of Chet and Florrie, for along with A STAR IS BORN, this is his most emotionally raw and truthful film. Some have complained that Aldo Ray seemed better fit for a war movie, and both actors had very unique speaking voices that typecast them, but I like the fact that Holliday and Ray are both a bit off; Unlike the very similar-plotted PENNY SERENADE, neither really had the aura of a huge superstar like Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and they feel like real people, which is essential to the roles and neither felt like they were two actors playing dress-up (or down), and their flaws and insecurities are so human and real. Their fights don't feel scripted, but rather the audience is interrupting their neighbor's loud argument. The tragedies are not manipulative or forced unlike PENNY SERENADE but instead infused with honesty and a painful eye for details of the way a married couple acts and reacts like Stanley Donen's TWO FOR THE ROAD. Cukor's two screenwriters, Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon brilliantly use flashbacks and voice-overs to show how memories can be biased and that people can be cruel to try to avoid getting hurt, but that the truth (the flashbacks that we do see) is more bittersweet in its objectivity. Florrie and Chet may argue constantly and bicker to cover up their own vulnerability, but that's what makes them so perfect for each other, and why Florrie believes so much in Chet's ambitions and how Chet knows that Florrie brings out the best in him. The best movie couples are the ones whose respective films acknowledge the frailties of human beings--and also realize the potential to grow and evolve with love and redemption, which is what THE MARRYING KIND does with a refreshing sense of candid accuracy; this is a marriage straight from real life, not the Hollywood version of it.

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