The Marrying Kind

The Marrying Kind is a 1952 comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor, starring Aldo Ray and Judy Holliday. Other cast members include John Alexander, Charles Bronson, Peggy Cass, Barry Curtis, Tom Farrell, Frank Ferguson, Ruth Gordon (who co-wrote the screenplay with Garson Kanin), Gordon Jones, Madge Kennedy, Nancy Kulp, Mickey Shaughnessy, and Joan Shawlee.[2]

The Marrying Kind
Directed byGeorge Cukor
Produced byBert Granet
Written byGarson Kanin
Ruth Gordon
StarringJudy Holliday
Aldo Ray
Madge Kennedy
Music byHugo Friedhofer
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byCharles Nelson
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 1952 (1952-02)
Running time
92 min.
Box office$1.7 million (US rentals)[1]

Plot summary

The ups and downs of marriage and commitment are realized as a disgruntled and grieving couple recount their marriage to the divorce judge. As the judge attempts to decipher whether or not their love for one another is gone, key moments of their lives together are recalled.



  1. "Top Box-Office Hits of 1952", Variety, January 7, 1953
  2. "The Marrying Kind". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 6, 2016.
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