Claudia (1943 film)

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Claudia poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Edmund Goulding
Produced by William Perlberg
Written by John Golden
Screenplay by Morrie Ryskind
Based on Claudia
1941 play
by Rose Franken
Starring Dorothy McGuire
Robert Young
Ina Claire
Reginald Gardiner
Olga Baclanova
Jean Howard
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Leon Shamroy
Edited by Robert L. Simpson
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 4, 1943 (1943-11-04)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.5 million (US rentals)[1][2]

Claudia is a 1943 American comedy film directed by Edmund Goulding, and written by Morrie Ryskind. The film stars Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Ina Claire, Reginald Gardiner, Olga Baclanova, and Jean Howard. The film was released on November 4, 1943, by 20th Century Fox.[3][4][5] The film was based on a Broadway play from 1941.


Child bride Claudia Naughton (Dorothy McGuire) has made life difficult for her husband David (Robert Young) because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her desirable enough. To remedy both situations, she sells their farm to an opera singer so they'll have to move back to the city near her mother, and she tries to make her husband jealous by flirting with a neighbor. Eventually, Claudia has to learn to grow when she discovers that she's about to become a mother and that her own mother is gravely ill.[6]



  1. ^ "Top Grossers of the Season", Variety, 5 January 1944 p 54
  2. ^ Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 220
  3. ^ "Claudia (1943) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  4. ^ T.S. (1943-11-05). "Movie Review - Claudia - At the Music Hall". Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  5. ^ "Claudia". Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  6. ^ "IMDB". Retrieved 2015-11-14.

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