Vacation From Marriage

  • 1945
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Romance

Excellent wartime drama has Donat and Kerr, an unhappily married couple who barely tolerate each other, suddenly separated by the war. Donat joins the Royal Navy, and the service life loosens him up considerably. He even has an affair with widowed nurse Todd. Kerr joins the Wrens and becomes friends with daffy Johns who teaches her to smoke, wear lipstick,...read more

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Excellent wartime drama has Donat and Kerr, an unhappily married couple who barely tolerate each other, suddenly separated by the war. Donat joins the Royal Navy, and the service life loosens him up considerably. He even has an affair with widowed nurse Todd. Kerr joins the Wrens and

becomes friends with daffy Johns who teaches her to smoke, wear lipstick, and have a fling with Culver. When the war is over, both dread their marital reunion, but when they see how both of them has changed, they fall in love again. Excellent performances by Kerr and Donat and good production

values despite the fact that London was suffering through the height of the bomb attacks during production. Two years before the film opened, Korda's London Films signed a coproduction deal with MGM and announced a number of prestigious projects, including a production of WAR AND PEACE to be

directed by and starring Orson Welles with Merle Oberon. VACATION FROM MARRIAGE was the only film to be completed. An Oscar went to Dane for Best Original Story.

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