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Claudia (1943)

Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her ... See full summary »

Director:

Edmund Goulding

Writers:

Morrie Ryskind (adapted for the screen by), Rose Franken (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy McGuire ... Claudia Naughton
Robert Young ... David Naughton
Ina Claire ... Mrs. Brown
Reginald Gardiner ... Jerry Seymoure
Olga Baclanova ... Madame Daruschka
Jean Howard ... Julia Naughton
Frank Tweddell Frank Tweddell ... Fritz
Elsa Janssen ... Bertha
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Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David 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. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1943 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Claudia, a Esposa Moderna See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Cary Grant was considered for the role of David Naughton. See more »

Goofs

When Robert Young and Dorothy Malone leave in the car from their home. A large dog barks and follows them around the corner and behind the garage. But doesn't come out the other side of the garage. Makes you wonder why the dog was there in the first place. See more »

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Referenced in Biography: Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady (2001) See more »

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Moving portrayal of a marriage
31 May 2007 | by boudica10See all my reviews

Claudia is a child bride whose insecurity and inexperience nearly destroy her idyllic marriage to an older man. During the course of the film, Claudia is forced to mature and to learn what makes a marriage between two adults. What makes this film special is the luminous portrayal of Dorothy McGuire in her film debut. Her beauty and sweetness have remained in my mind for over forty years, when I first saw this movie on TV. For students of social history, the 1940's setting also gives us a glimpse of marriage and social customs sixty years ago. But the real reason to see this film and its sequel, Claudia and David, is McGuire. I can compare her beauty only with that of the young Maria Schell.


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