Directed by George Cukor • 1952 • United States
Starring Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy
Fresh from the Oscar-winning success of BORN YESTERDAY, Judy Holliday reunited with director George Cukor for this bittersweet blend of comedy and tragedy that proved she was not only a brilliant comedic actor, but also an expert wringer of pathos. On the verge of divorce, Florence (Holliday) and Chet Keefer (Aldo Ray, in an impressive debut starring role) recount, in flashback, the ups and downs of their relationship before Judge Carroll (Madge Kennedy). Idealistic young dreamers who meet and marry, the Keefers raise two children, experience financial woes, petty jealousy, and seemingly insurmountable loss on their rocky road through marriage.