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Mary, Mary (1963)

Nine months after they split up Bob and Mary meet at his New York apartment to sort out some tax matters. He's getting married to healthy-eating Tiffany as soon as the divorce becomes final... See full summary »

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Jean Kerr (stage play), Richard L. Breen (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Debbie Reynolds ... Mary McKellaway
Barry Nelson ... Bob McKellaway
Diane McBain ... Tiffany Richards
Hiram Sherman Hiram Sherman ... Oscar Nelson
Michael Rennie ... Dirk Winsten
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Storyline

Nine months after they split up Bob and Mary meet at his New York apartment to sort out some tax matters. He's getting married to healthy-eating Tiffany as soon as the divorce becomes final, and she is attracted by fellow tenant Dirk Winston, a Hollywood star and - according to Bob - between Bob and Mary. He's frightened to be alone with her for a start. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The Stage Hit - 3 Blushing Years of Broadway is NOW ON THE SCREEN in Blushing Technicolor

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1964 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary Mary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The picture behind Doug's desk is that of actor Monty Woolly who died the same year the film was released. See more »

Quotes

Bob McKellaway: [lovingly] I married Mary because she was so direct, and straightforward, and said exactly what she meant.
Oscar Nelson: Why did you divorce her?
Bob McKellaway: [sternly] Because she was so direct, and straightforward, and said exactly what she meant.
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References The Kid (1921) See more »

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Mary, Mary Not-At-All-Contrary
1 October 2008 | by fshepincSee all my reviews

I hadn't seen this movie for more than thirty years -until today. Thanks to the boards here I was able to find a copy on DVD-R. The acting is excellent, the dialogue brilliant. This really should be available on commercial DVD with a commentary from the surviving cast members -before it's too late.

My only complaint is that the color palate of the film is very muted -all grey, beige, and faun. Very chic for the time, I'm sure, but a bit dull today. Of course that may be partly due to the fact that I have a DVD-R made from another source. (BTW, it's an excellent source -no commercials or cuts.)

As another user already wrote, this is a film for grown ups. The jokes are fast and furious, but they are sophisticated. Only two pratfalls in the film, and nothing sexier than a chaste kiss. It's actually refreshing!

BTW, am I the only one who can't eat dried apricots without saying (if only to myself), "I thought they were ears?"


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