The Catered Affair (1956)

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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception, because Jane's ... See full summary »



  • Barry Fitzgerald in The Catered Affair (1956)
  • Debbie Reynolds in The Catered Affair (1956)
  • Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine in The Catered Affair (1956)
  • Bette Davis and Debbie Reynolds in The Catered Affair (1956)
  • Debbie Reynolds and Rod Taylor in The Catered Affair (1956)
  • Debbie Reynolds in The Catered Affair (1956)

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10 January 2006 | edwagreen
Well Worth to Cater this Affair ***1/2
Bette Davis shines once more in this tale of a very common woman, who is living just about above the poverty level in her Bronx home with her husband, Ernest Borgnine, who acts in a way that he just came out of "Marty," as well as their daughter, Debby Reynolds, engaged to Rod Taylor.

How can the family afford a fancy wedding? With this impending happiness, Davis sadly recalls a son lost during World War 11.

Making ends meet, good family relations and a Davis and Borgnine proving their adeptness to comedy, in addition to their great dramatic abilities, enhance this tale.

Can they afford a beautifully catered furnished wedding or should the young couple go before a judge? The ending is wonderful.

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