The Marrying Kind (1952) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Bert Granet.
Young, urban newlyweds Holliday and Ray run into the inevitable emotional tremors in this Gordon and Kaninpenned slice-of-life drama. As they testify at their divorce hearing, the film flashes back to their meeting in a park, wedding, children: the countless joys and tragedies of married life. This was Ray's film debut, while Holliday strengthened her dramatic credentials following her Oscar for Born Yesterday (1950), also directed by Cukor from a script by Gordin and Kanin. Also interesting for some now-nostalgic footage of Manhattan in the early '50s.
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For the memorable 4th of July picnic flashback, George Cukor relied for inspiration on a production of Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard".
George Cukor recommended that star Aldo Ray go to ballet school because he walked too much like a football player.
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