the time she had known him for three years, Benita Hume had become convinced
that her constant companion did not appear to be interested in marriage. She left California on a New York-bound train.
The two were married
at a ranch in San Ysidro, California in September 1938 - the new Mrs. Colman
would later remark, "Imagine! I not only have that beautiful man, but that
World War II found Colman tirelessly involved in British War Relief, radio appearances, and cross-country bond tours.
1942, following a pair of rather inconsequential comedies, Colman made two of
his very best films - Talk of the Town, in which he took third billing
(but certainly not third place) to those reigning stars of comedy, Cary Grant
and Jean Arthur; and Random Harvest, the granddaddy of all romantic tearjerkers,
co-starring the luminous Greer Garson.
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