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Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, War | 23 August 1944 (USA)
Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

David Hertz (screenplay), Lenore J. Coffee (screenplay) (as Lenore Coffee) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lana Turner ... Theo West
James Craig ... Captain Miles Lancing
John Hodiak ... Lieutenant Tom West
Frances Gifford ... Sissy Mortimer
Hugh Marlowe ... Joseph I. Murdock
Natalie Schafer ... Irene Selworth
Keenan Wynn ... Major Bob Wilton
Herbert Rudley ... Ted Mortimer
Paul Cavanagh ... Mr. Selworth
Morris Ankrum ... Ed Scofield
Jane Green Jane Green ... Martha
Tom Drake ... Bill Rice
Shirley Patterson ... Mary Saunders
Neal Dodd Neal Dodd ... Minister (as Rev. Neal Dodd)
Nana Bryant ... Nurse
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Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts the proposal of Air Corps Lieutenant Tom West. After the honeymoon, Tom's father dies and Tom goes into the defense industry. When Theo has a baby, she hates the idea of being matronly and wants to be the old party girl. The problem is that her husband is working constantly. She looks to her friends, who are having their own problems, and to her old flame Captain Lancing. To decide on what she wants to do with her baby and her life, Theo must grow up. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | War

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USA

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

23 August 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Felicidade Vem Depois See more »

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Budget:

$1,508,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Natalie Schafer, who plays Lana Turner's mother in this picture also played her mother in the television series The Survivors (1969). See more »

Goofs

When Lana Turner carries "Tommie" out of the room after midnight on his birthday, you can see a hand reach for the doorknob on the other side. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Courtland West: You? My dear boy. Nobody's interested in you anymore. You're just the father.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over the blank pages of a "marriage memories" album. See more »

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References Mrs. Miniver (1942) See more »

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a neglected gem
18 November 2006 | by amadain31See all my reviews

this is truly a collectors item. turner is at her most beautiful, all baby doll pout and velvet sincerity. production values are high. its a cult film that merits rediscovery. a big hit in 1944, it grossed 2 million at the box office, in the days when a hit was really a hit. audiences loved lana in her dimpled heyday and this film screens like a valentine to her sensuality. don't miss it. they don't make stars like lana anymore. gore vidal is on record as saying that he saw this film while young and that it had an impact on him. he mentioned it years later in myra breckinridge. tennesse williams worked on an early draft of the screenplay, and privately referred to it as a celluloid brassiere for miss turner!


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