Marriage Is a Private Affair

Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)


  • Genre: Comedy, War
  • Release Date: 1944-08-23
  • User Rating: 5.2/10 from 3 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts the proposal of Air Corps Lieutenant Tom West. After the honeymoon, Tom's father dies and Tom goes into the defense industry. When Theo has a baby, she hates the idea of being matronly and wants to be the old party girl. The problem is that her husband is working constantly. She looks to her friends, who are having their own problems, and to her old flame Captain Lancing. To decide on what she wants to do with her baby and her life, Theo must grow up.

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  • Lana Turner

    as Theodora "Theo" Scoffield West
  • John Hodiak

    as Lt. Thomas "Tom" Cochrane West
  • James Craig

    as Major Miles Lancing
  • Frances Gifford

    as Sissy Mortimer
  • Hugh Marlowe

    as Joesph I. Murdock
  • Natalie Schafer

    as Irene Selworth
  • Keenan Wynn

    as Maj. Bob Wilton
  • Herbert Rudley

    as Theodore "Ted" Mortimer
  • Paul Cavanagh

    as Mr. Selworth
  • Morris Ankrum

    as Elliott Scoffield
  • Virginia Brissac

    as Mrs. Courtland West
  • Jane Green

    as Martha
  • Tom Drake

    as Bill Rice
  • Shirley Patterson

    as Mary Saunders
  • Nana Bryant

    as Nurse
  • Neal Dodd

    as Minister (as Rev. Neal Dodd)
  • Eve Whitney

    as Maid of Honor
  • Patricia Morrow

    as Baby
  • Addison Richards

    as Col. H.W. Ryder
  • Ann Codee

    as Madame Cushine
  • Charles Coleman

    as Selworth's Butler
  • Sam McDaniel

    as Train Station Porter
  • George Meeker

    as Jonesy
Directing Robert Z. Leonard Director
Writing David Hertz Screenplay
Writing Lenore J. Coffee Screenplay
Camera Ray June Director of Photography