The Catered Affair (1956)

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When Jane tells her parents that she is getting married to Ralph Halloran, her mother Agnes, starts planning an elaborate wedding, even though Jane does not wish it.


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

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3 December 2001 | chocolate_frog
Simple, intense drama with a great Bette Davis
The plot of "The Catered Affair" is extremely simple, and the action develops all around the plans for the wedding. It's the actors that make this little movie truly remarkable. Bette Davis is just great as Agnes, the mother who wants her daughter to have a grand wedding even if, doing this, compromises the family's finances and her husband's dream of buying his own cab. She is just amazing in portraying a simple and strong woman who ran the family through tough times and got used to a marriage of sacrifices and hard work. Her dreams, hopes and aspirations are all coming back in the occasion of her daughter's wedding. No matter what the rest of the family really want. Ernest Borgnine is as good in the role of Tom, Agnes' husband and father of the bride, especially in the scenes in which faces his wife. A simple, intense drama with excellent actors.

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