The New Pictures, Feb. 18, 1946

Vacation from Marriage (MGM) is a warm, gentle, wise little Britain-in-wartime comedy, excellently acted by a British cast, excellently directed by Sir Alexander Korda.

The opening shot: a long, impersonal look across the slate roofs and smoking chimney pots of middle-class London. Barrage balloons ride high on their cables, and the sun is coming up over Europe and the Channel. Next comes a look through a grimy windowpane straight into the domestic life of Cathie and Robert Wilson.

Cathie (Deborah Kerr) represents wifely charm in a mousey woolen bathrobe, a muffler around her neck,...

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