A priest tries to save a marriage that appears to be headed for the rocks in time for Christmas.





Episode cast overview:
Tom Macy
Jerry Macy
Father O'Dowd
Joseph P. Garrity
Charles Herbert ...
Tommy Macy
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
Minerva Urecal ...
Mrs. Garrity
Tom Bernard ...
Bellhop (scenes deleted) (as Tommy Bernard)
Vernon Rich ...
Court Clerk


A priest tries to save a marriage that appears to be headed for the rocks in time for Christmas.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance




Release Date:

30 November 1955 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A McCarey misfire...
24 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

directed by Leo McCarey slapstick went from a nice Christmas scene to divorce--thanks to 'practical presents' and necklace for another woman (Lola)! Charles Lane--attorney--he was funny

Turner Classic Movies recently aired a few episodes of "Screen Directors Playhouse"--an anthology series from the 1950s that features teleplays from top directors. In the case of "Tom and Jerry", it was directed by the great Leo McCarey--the man responsible for such films as "The Awful Truth", "An Affair to Remember" and "Going My Way". Unfortunately, while McCarey was an excellent writer and director, however, this was not a particularly good installment of the show.

Peter Lawford and Nancy Gates star as Tom and Jerry Macy. It begins with a happy family on Christmas morning. However, after all is said and done, the wife, unexpectedly, knocks her loving husband down the steps! Why? Because she knew that he bought a nice necklace and THOUGHT she was going to get it, but instead he gave her a garbage disposal! Who got the necklace? His 'ladyfriend', Lola (Marie Windsor). The rest of the film consists of their priest and his lawyer trying to convince them not to get a divorce.

The message for this sweet little picture seems to be that men DO cheat and women should forgive and forget. And, it also seems to say that when they do, everything will work out just fine. Rather sad and jaded, if you ask me! This is an indifferently made and disappointing little film. It was supposed to be heartwarming and was full of schmaltz. Perhaps you'll enjoy it but I thought it was a bit bleak and nasty.

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