Marriage Is a Private Affair

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Marriage is a Private Affair
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Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Written by David Hertz
Lenore J. Coffee
Michael Kanin (uncredited)
Ring Lardner, Jr. (uncredited)
Judith Kelly (novel)
Starring Lana Turner
James Craig
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography Ray June
Harold Rosson
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,508,000[1]
Box office $2,649,000[1]

Marriage is a Private Affair is a 1944 war-comedy film.


Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, which causes Theo to fear commitment. Without much thought, Theo accepts a proposal of marriage from Tom West, an Air Corps lieutenant. After the honeymoon, Tom's father dies and Tom accepts a job in the defense industry. When Theo has a baby, she hates the idea of being matronly and wants to return to being a party girl. However, Tom is working constantly and Theo turns to her friends who are having their own problems, including her old flame, Captain Lancing. To decide what she wants to do with her baby and her life, Theo must learn to grow up.


All principal cast members are deceased.


According to MGM records the film earned $1,934,000 in the US and Canada and $715,000 elsewhere, making a $237,000 profit.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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