The Marrying Kind (1952)|
Director: George Cukor
Writers: Ruth Gordon; Garson Kanin
Musical Score by: Hugo Friedhofer
Producer: Bert Granet
Keywords: Romantic Comedy
||The Marrying Kind
||The Green Berets
|Judy Holliday|| ... Florence Keefer|
|Aldo Ray|| ... Chet Keefer|
|Madge Kennedy|| ... Judge Anna Carroll|
|Sheila Bond|| ... Joan Shipley|
|John Alexander|| ... Howard Shipley|
|Rex Williams|| ... George Bastian|
|Phyllis Povah|| ... Mrs. Derringer|
|Mickey Shaughnessy|| ... Pat Bundy|
|Griff Barnett|| ... Charley|
Review by Pat Muccigrosso (posted on 10-Sep-2007)
Even with co-stars like Judy Holiday and and an early cameo by comedienne Peggy Cass this movie is proof that writing is the real star in Hollywood. Written to showcase Judy Holiday this movie fools you, disappoints you, shocks you, sobers you and at times makes you smile in a roller-coaster look at marriage. At times the acting is great and then all too wooden as Holiday and Aldo Ray(in his first starring role) look to divorce each other then crawl through their emotions and regrets in a compilation of scenes and moods that take them to their current day lives and a last-minute reprieve.
I can imagine that at the time of it's release this movie made some couples squirm as they looked through the next-door neighbors window and saw themselves instead. This movie could never be confused with the intensity of later day fare such as Basic Instinct, but it's a movie that for some reason you can't stop watching.....and if you CAN stop watching it's because it's struck a nerve.
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