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Claudia and David (1946)

Follow-up to hit film Claudia (1943) finds title characters (Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young) dealing with the ups and downs of marriage and parenthood in their rural Connecticut town. ... See full summary »

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Walter Lang

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Rose Franken (screen play), William Brown Meloney (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy McGuire ... Claudia Naughton
Robert Young ... David Naughton
Mary Astor ... Elizabeth Van Doren
John Sutton ... Phil Dexter
Gail Patrick ... Julia Naughton
Rose Hobart ... Edith Dexter
Harry Davenport ... Dr. Harry
Florence Bates ... Nancy Riddle
Jerome Cowan ... Brian O'Toole
Elsa Janssen ... Bertha
Frank Tweddell Frank Tweddell ... Fritz
Anthony Sydes Anthony Sydes ... Bobby Naughton
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Follow-up to hit film Claudia (1943) finds title characters (Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young) dealing with the ups and downs of marriage and parenthood in their rural Connecticut town. Illness, accidents, and jealousy plague the young couple as they learn to weather life. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cláudia e David See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This 1946 sequel, three years after the original film, shows that the Connecticut farm now has electricity but they drive the same old station wagon. And, the telephone is no longer a party line as they don't count the number of rings before answering. See more »

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Claudia Naughton: What makes men think women are bad drivers?
David Naughton: Women drivers.
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Claudia and David four years later...
2 June 2006 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Though lacking the enchantment of "Claudia," this sequel, "Claudia and David," is still enjoyable, with Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young successfully playing their characters a second time. Fritz and Bertha are still around, and there's a new addition, little Bobby. Claudia is still marching to her own, distant drum, but as a young mother, she's a tad more earthbound. And, as in "Claudia," she again gets a dose of reality that requires her to move up to an new level of maturity.

The original film must have been a great success, because this time, the actors are surrounded by more of a name cast: Mary Astor, John Sutton, Gail Patrick (replacing Jean Howard as David's sister-in-law), and Rose Hobart. Astor and Patrick really add some sophisticated glamor to the proceedings.

As with "Claudia," "Claudia and David" is style and characters over substance, i.e., there's not much of a story. Instead of being attached to her mother, now David is trying to get Claudia to relax about their son. Also, at a party, a psychic (Jerome Cowan) gives her a message from her mother that David will have an accident when he travels, so Claudia tries to dissuade David from taking a business trip to California.

Definitely life was simpler then, and observing their country life, one can't help being a little bit jealous of Claudia and David. Entertaining with good performances.


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