For Better for Worse (1954)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Arthur Watkyn's droll theatrical piece For Better, For Worse was expertly adapted for the big screen in 1954. Popular young star Dirk Bogarde and strangely forgotten newcomer Susan Stephen star as a young married couple who struggle to make things run smoothly in their first year together. The usual travails befall them, from unpaid bills to uninvited in-laws. Somehow they survive, a denouement tipped off to the audience by the film's airy mood and sparkling color photography. The American distributor of For Better, For Worse pounced upon one isolated incident in the narrative and came up with the new title Cocktails in the Kitchen.

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adjustment, civil-servant, collector, couple, credit, doubt, employment, father, finances, in-law, life, loan, marriage, meddling, neighbor, newlywed, problems, room, service, struggle, wedding, youth