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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 »
Genre:
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 »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
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This movie is excellent! 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:
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:
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:
Judge Anne B. Carroll:You know, counselor, there's an old saying, there are three sides to every story: yours, his, and the truth.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
That Old Black MagicSee more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
This movie is excellent!, 14 January 2007
Author: yardbirdsraveup from Connecticut

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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