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Release Date:
February 1952 (USA) See more »
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"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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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
(in alphabetical order)
Ruth Gordon 
Garson Kanin 

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 
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Earl Bellamy .... assistant director
Larry Buchanan .... assistant director
Harry Horner .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound
 
Stunts
Allen Pinson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emil Oster .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
George Duning .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 

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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:
George Cukor recommended that star Aldo Ray go to ballet school because he walked too much like a football player.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:
Chester 'Chet' Keefer:I'm not crazy! You may be driving me, but I'm not there yet!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Drastic turns, 2 May 2005
Author: Michael Bo (michael.bo@pol.dk) from Copenhagen, Denmark

Chet marries Florence and for a while all is swell. But due to personal tragedy and Chet's inability to hold on to a job, they find themselves in divorce court.

Time has completely forgotten this truly masterful piece of cinema art. 'Marrying Kind' starts out as a screwball comedy, evolves into gentle and then starker realism, takes a drastic turn towards tragedy, only to try and find its way back. Veteran director Cukor invited all sorts of trouble with this extremely challenging format, with a drama very obviously inspired by King Vidor's ground-breaking late silent 'The Crowd'.

It is a virtuosic and deeply, deeply affecting film, as written by Garson Kanin, directed with an almost uncanny ear for dialogue by the underrated Cukor, and acted by newcomer Aldo Ray and the ever-brilliant Judy Holliday. The ending to this film testifies to an unexpected emotional maturity in Hollywood in the early 50's, and the transfer is perfect.

I daresay nobody with an open mind is ever liable to forgot this film, and remember, before you start moaning about the mixing of genres, Life does its own mixing of tears and laughter every day to every single one of us. In that respect no film ever was more organic than this one!

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