Suddenly It's Spring
Another light comedy from Paramount, Suddenly It's Spring (Mitchell Leisen) updates the divorce-and-reconciliation screwball formula to reflect the impact of World War II.
Even here, the comedy plays out in the public sphere, as Mary's role as marriage counselor in the WAC plays out on the front page of newspapers. This was a trope of some 1930s screwball films, but by the late 1940s there becomes the obsessive sense/critique that American lives played themselves out in newspapers and on the radio.
Stylistically, this film seems to be one of the more "1930s" in feel of the A-pictures I've been watching for 1947. Leisen's direction and Daniel Fapp's cinematography (which in later films like The Big Clock and Union Station could be virtuoso noir) tend toward diffused glamour lighting, high key set ups, and restrained but intricate camera movement and blocking.