Mary Mary (1963)

126 mins | Comedy | 1963

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Producer:

Mervyn LeRoy

Cinematographer:

Harry Stradling, Sr.

Editor:

David Wages

Production Designer:

John Beckman

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Mervyn LeRoy Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
SOUND
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Mary Mary by Jean Kerr (New York, 8 Mar 1961).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 October 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures
Copyright Date:
2 November 1963
Copyright Number:
LP29431
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
126
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When book publisher Bob McKellaway is informed by his attorney, Oscar Nelson, that he will have to justify some of his income tax deductions, Bob reluctantly asks his recently divorced wife, Mary, to come to New York and help allocate the canceled checks signed during their marriage. Although Bob is apprehensive about seeing Mary again, his fiancée, Tiffany Richards, is curious to see her. Once Mary arrives, she attracts the attention of Dirk Winston, a fading Hollywood star and former war buddy of Bob's. Since Mary is unable to obtain a hotel reservation, she decides to use Bob's apartment while he and Tiffany are visiting Tiffany's parents. A blizzard forces him to return home, however, and he arrives to find Mary kissing Dirk. Because of the bad weather, Bob spends the night alone with Mary, but after a violent argument, Mary decides to go to New Orleans with Dirk. Realizing that he still loves her, Bob locks Mary in a closet to prevent her departure. Dirk leaves without her; Tiffany exits, having sensed the truth of the situation; and Bob and Mary are ... +


When book publisher Bob McKellaway is informed by his attorney, Oscar Nelson, that he will have to justify some of his income tax deductions, Bob reluctantly asks his recently divorced wife, Mary, to come to New York and help allocate the canceled checks signed during their marriage. Although Bob is apprehensive about seeing Mary again, his fiancée, Tiffany Richards, is curious to see her. Once Mary arrives, she attracts the attention of Dirk Winston, a fading Hollywood star and former war buddy of Bob's. Since Mary is unable to obtain a hotel reservation, she decides to use Bob's apartment while he and Tiffany are visiting Tiffany's parents. A blizzard forces him to return home, however, and he arrives to find Mary kissing Dirk. Because of the bad weather, Bob spends the night alone with Mary, but after a violent argument, Mary decides to go to New Orleans with Dirk. Realizing that he still loves her, Bob locks Mary in a closet to prevent her departure. Dirk leaves without her; Tiffany exits, having sensed the truth of the situation; and Bob and Mary are reunited. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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