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Similarities with "Penny Serenade"
- disinterested spectator
The plot of this movie is similar to "Penny Serenade," produced eleven years earlier. In both movies, a husband and wife decide to separate. Flashbacks take us back to when they first met, fell in love, and got married. In both movies, the marriage seems pretty good, so we keep wondering what the problem is. Then a child dies. This provides a reason for their unhappiness, but since in both movies the death is no one's fault, there is no blame or guilt associated with it. Therefore, we know that it this is something that they will eventually get over. The moral of the story seems to be that people who are in an unhappy marriage should stay together and work things out. There is something irritating about the way both movies are dismissive of just how miserable a marriage can be, as if married couples who want a divorce simply don't realize how much they really love each other.
The Marrying Kind
A wonderful movie! Judy Holliday and Aldo Ray (what a Hunk!) make you feel as if you are right there watching a couple you care about. All so believable and true to nature, at that time. Wish it were available at TCM.
I loved it!
The film was exceptional. The whole story felt so... real. I felt like I was literally witnessing the fights between the two, and like I was really in the office of the lawyer. A must see!
available on DVD
It is also being offered on Ebay on DVD. I love Judy Holiday, she is one of the most gifted comedians of her time.
It is available on DVD
- Carol Dolce
I bought this movie a few weeks ago on DVD from Amazon. TCM should also offer it for purchase. Sweet little film.
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