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The Mating Season (1951) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Mitchell Leisen and produced by Charles Brackett.

Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActressThelma RitterNominated

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The Mating Season (1951)

By Beatrice on Aug 12, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Mating Season Directed by Mitchell Leisen Written by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, and Richard L. Breen from the play Maggie by Caesar Dunn 1951/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing/Amazon Instant Val McNulty: Everybody marries a stranger. This pleasant, if predictable, comedy features an ... Read full article

THE MATING SEASON (1951) and the Mothers-In-Law

By Aurora on Jan 24, 2015 From Once Upon a Screen

In the 1950s it was unlikely that newly married couples, couples in the midst of?the mating season knew each other intimately before they actually took the plunge. ?Or so the mores of the time dictated. ?As such being newly married meant you had to get to know your chosen life partner from square on... Read full article

The Mating Season (1951)

on Sep 12, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

The Mating Season was my choice during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars tribute to Thelma Ritter. Ritter was one of the best remembered character actresses of the golden era, and The Mating Season wouldn’t work as well as it does without her (the same could be said, in an ensemble sense, wit... Read full article

The Mating Season (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 29, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Thelma Ritter was always a scene-stealer, upstaging the stars, but perhaps it is no more evident than in this comedy starring Gene Tierney, John Lund and Miriam Hopkins. She runs a hamburger stand in New Jersey, talks plain, and works hard. Her son Val McNulty is a college graduate and a kind, gentl... Read full article

Thelma Ritter Shines in The Mating Season

By Rick29 on Aug 21, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Within days of meeting under unusual circumstances, Val McNulty (John Lund) and Maggie Carleton (Gene Tierney) decide to get married. Val is a working-class junior executive who believes Maggie's family is affluent. Yet, while Maggie's mother has hobnobbed with royalty as an ambassador's wife, the f... Read full article

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Mr. Paget: It's the first of July, Mrs. McNulty.
Ellen McNulty: Already? Gee, June flied in a hurry. Isn't it?
Mr. Paget: So did May and April. The bank can't wait any longer.

Val McNulty: Junior Kalinger? Oh, he's OK.
Ellen McNulty: Oh, go on, I've stepped on better things.

Ellen McNulty: You don't know what it was like working with her yesterday. I felt like I was 21 again.
Val McNulty: Oh Malarky
Ellen McNulty: Look wiseguy, I didn't feel like I was 21 when I was 21.

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Although playing his mother in this film, Thelma Ritter was only 6 years older than 'John Lund'.
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Best Supporting Actress Oscar 1951

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