The Perfect Marriage

The Perfect Marriage is a 1947 American comedy film directed by Lewis Allen and written by Leonard Spigelgass. The film stars Loretta Young, David Niven, Eddie Albert, Charlie Ruggles, Virginia Field, and Rita Johnson. The film was released on February 24, 1947, by Paramount Pictures.[2]

The Perfect Marriage
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byLewis Allen
Produced byHal B. Wallis
Written byLeonard Spigelgass
Based onThe Perfect Marriage (play)
by Samson Raphaelson
StarringLoretta Young
David Niven
Eddie Albert
Charlie Ruggles
Virginia Field
Rita Johnson
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
CinematographyRussell Metty
Edited byEllsworth Hoagland
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 24, 1947 (1947-02-24)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.3 million[1]



T.M.P. of The New York Times said, "Whatever it was about The Perfect Marriage which convinced Producer Hal Wallis that this Samson Raphaelson-play was worth the trouble and expense of filming just doesn't come through on the screen. For the new potpourri of comedy, farce and drama, which opened yesterday at the Paramount Theatre, is a singularly shapeless and unrewarding entertainment. Not being acquainted with the play, we wouldn't know whether Leonard Spigelgass, the scenarist, tampered to any great extent with the original. But (and this is the only thing that matters right now) it is quite evident that Mr. Spigelgass certainly didn't contribute any improvements. He wrote an abundance of dialogue, to be sure, but most of it is witless."[3]


  1. ^ "Stars Alone Not Enough". Variety. January 7, 1948. p. 62. Retrieved August 29, 2019 – via
  2. ^ "The Perfect Marriage (1947) - Overview". 1947-01-15. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  3. ^ T.M.P. (1947-01-16). "Movie Review - The Perfect Marriage - At the Paramount". Retrieved 2015-06-28.

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