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Marrying Kind
     

The Marrying Kind

Director: George Cukor, Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy

Cast: George Cukor, Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy

 

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George Cukor's 1952 comedy The Marrying Kind comes to DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Presented with a standard full-frame transfer in the original black-and-white. The Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack is in English. Optional subtitles are available in English and French. There are no special features but this is still is suitable release of a

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George Cukor's 1952 comedy The Marrying Kind comes to DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Presented with a standard full-frame transfer in the original black-and-white. The Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack is in English. Optional subtitles are available in English and French. There are no special features but this is still is suitable release of a classic film.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Although it did not receive the same popular and critical acclaim as the earlier Born Yesterday -- which featured the same star and director and one of the same writers - The Marrying Kind is actually a more ambitious, if ultimately less successful, film. Whereas Born Yesterday was a straightforward comedy about a serious subject (or subjects, depending upon your point of view), Marrying Kind is an sometimes uneasy blend of comedy and drama -- at times, some fairly heavy drama, as when the son of the lead characters drowns. Neither director George Cukor nor writers Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon are completely successful at blending these disparate styles, which causes the film to wobble and jar occasionally. There also are forays into the bizarre and the surreal (similar to those in Pat and Mike), which are interesting but not totally successful. However, individual sequences, such as the heartbreaking quiz show segment, are masterful. Fortunately, Judy Holliday and Aldo Ray have no problem adjusting to the script's changes in direction. Ray is adept at capturing the husband's irritation and pride. Holliday gives what is arguably her finest performance. This movie was intended to show that she had a wide range, and she proves it with a remarkable etching of a woman who is simultaneous endearing, funny, insensitive and selfish. Her scene on the beach, as she learns that her son has drowned, is a marvel, and her rendition of "Dolores" is delightful. Holliday and Cukor would team up again, two years later, for the charming It Should Happen to You.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
UPC:
0043396103405
Original Release:
1952
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judy Holliday Florence Keefer
Aldo Ray Chet Keefer
Madge Kennedy Judge Anna Carroll
Sheila Bond Joan Shipley
John Alexander Howard Shipley
Mickey Shaughnessy Pat Bundy
Griff Barnett Charley
Rex Williams George Bastian
Phyllis Povah Mrs. Derringer
Peggy Cass Emily Bundy
Barry Curtis Joey (age 4)
Elsie Holmes Marian
John Elliott Minister
Tommy Farrell Cliff
Charles Brewer Actor
Christopher Olsen Joey (age 6)
Charles Buchinsky Eddie
Patrick Butler Boy
Frank Ferguson Mr. Quinn
Richard H. Gordon Lawyer
Thomas Brown Henry Mr. Jenner
Gordon Jones Steve
Nancy Kulp Edie
Joe McGuinn Bus Driver
Joan Shawlee Dancer
Larry Blake Benny

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
Earl Bellamy Asst. Director
Clay Campbell Makeup
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
Jack A. Goodrich Sound/Sound Designer
Ruth Gordon Screenwriter
Bert Granet Producer
Garson Kanin Screenwriter
William Kiernan Set Decoration/Design
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
John Meehan Art Director
Charles Nelson Editor
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Walker Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [:12]
2. Keefer vs. Keefer [:55]
3. Central Park Pickup [1:38]
4. The Subject of Marriage [3:06]
5. 5:45 a.m. [1:02]
6. Mama [4:07]
7. George [2:56]
8. The Luncheon [1:38]
9. Bermuda Mumps [4:07]
10. The First Trouble [6:02]
11. The Life of the Party [3:06]
12. "Shoot Me at Sunrise." [3:31]
13. A Terrible Dream [2:37]
14. Second Kid Thing [4:16]
15. A Break Beyond Repair [4:19]
16. $2600 Radio Giveaway [4:33]
17. Babysitters Inc. [3:52]
18. Fourth Anniversary Party [2:46]
19. Decoration Day Picnic [1:40]
20. Chet's Accident [6:13]
21. The Big Subject [1:17]
22. Five Hours Late [3:10]
23. The Lawyer Letter [2:30]
24. $1284.63 Argument [3:56]
25. Pat's Point of View [5:32]
26. Hollering [2:59]
27. Everybody's Business [4:23]
28. Scratch Keefer vs. Keefer [2:55]

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