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The Marrying Kind (1952)

Director: George Cukor

Writers: Ruth Gordon; Garson Kanin

Musical Score by: Hugo Friedhofer

Producer: Bert Granet

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Judy Holliday
21-Jun-1921 7-Jun-1965 Born Yesterday
Madge Kennedy
19-Apr-1891 9-Jun-1987 The Marrying Kind
Aldo Ray
25-Sep-1926 27-Mar-1991 The Green Berets
Mickey Shaughnessy
5-Aug-1920 23-Jul-1985 Jailhouse Rock


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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