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Mary, Mary (1963)

Nine months after they split up Bob and Mary meet at his New York apartment to sort out some tax matters. He's getting married to healthy-eating Tiffany as soon as the divorce becomes final... See full summary »

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Jean Kerr (stage play), Richard L. Breen (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Debbie Reynolds ... Mary McKellaway
Barry Nelson ... Bob McKellaway
Diane McBain ... Tiffany Richards
Hiram Sherman Hiram Sherman ... Oscar Nelson
Michael Rennie ... Dirk Winsten
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Nine months after they split up Bob and Mary meet at his New York apartment to sort out some tax matters. He's getting married to healthy-eating Tiffany as soon as the divorce becomes final, and she is attracted by fellow tenant Dirk Winston, a Hollywood star and - according to Bob - between Bob and Mary. He's frightened to be alone with her for a start. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The Stage Hit - 3 Blushing Years of Broadway is NOW ON THE SCREEN in Blushing Technicolor

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1964 (Finland) See more »

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Mary Mary See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The picture behind Doug's desk is that of actor Monty Woolly who died the same year the film was released. See more »

Quotes

Bob McKellaway: Somewhere, something's gotta give.
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References Wuthering Heights (1939) See more »

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Hit Broadway show falls flat on the big screen...
4 March 2010 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Recently-divorced couple in New York City, he a book publisher and she a magazine column editor, are reunited for tax reasons and find that old spark still burning beneath the constant insults. Freely adapted from Jean Kerr's popular play, this trite material relies heavily on the dropping of famous names and places to help fill in the backgrounds of these otherwise-unreal characters (as soon as Debbie Reynolds enters, we learn that she shops at Schraff's and spends endless hours at Elizabeth Arden). This is the kind of 'cozy' movie wherein everybody has money and free time to spare, but no looming work schedule. Reynolds breathlessly keeps pace while seemingly channeling Bette Davis; it's not a bad performance, however the clucking, one-dimensional writing leaves Reynolds without the shape or the semblance of a real woman to play. The male suitors on hand (Barry Nelson as the former hubby and Michael Rennie as a movie idol) do what they can, though neither seems particularly well-suited to Debbie, and their constant back-and-forth verbal bouts are tiresome. The film is dizzyingly claustrophobic, while the few funny bits are almost buried by the plastic set-up and inert direction. ** from ****


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