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George Washington Slept Here (1942)

 -  Comedy  -  28 November 1942 (USA)
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New Yorkers Bill and Connie Fuller have to move from their apartment. Without Bill's knowledge, Connie purchases a delapidated old farmhouse in Pennsylvania, where George Washington was ... See full summary »

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Connie Fuller
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Uncle Stanley J. Menninger
Percy Kilbride ...
Mr. 'Kimbie' Kimber, the Handyman
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Hester, the Fullers' Maid
William Tracy ...
Steve Eldridge
Joyce Reynolds ...
Madge
Lee Patrick ...
Rena Leslie
Charles Dingle ...
Mr. Prescott
John Emery ...
Clayton Evans
Douglas Croft ...
Raymond
Harvey Stephens ...
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Mr. Gibney
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New Yorkers Bill and Connie Fuller have to move from their apartment. Without Bill's knowledge, Connie purchases a delapidated old farmhouse in Pennsylvania, where George Washington was supposed to have actually slept during the American Revolution. Much of the humor comes from the couple's many problems they encounter while trying to fix up the place. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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YOU'LL GET HAPPY HYSTERICS in this history-mocking comedy

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28 November 1942 (USA)  »

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La maison de mes rêves  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Jack Benny's character mentions The Phil Harris Orchestra, in the movie. The Phil Harris Orchestra was Mr. Benny's Band on The Jell-o Show starring Jack Benny in 1936, later changed to The Jack Benny Show. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Benny's character is putting up the roof on his convertible, during the first rain storm at the new/old house, he forgets to put up his windows. As a minute ago he was speaking with Mr. Kilbride. See more »

Quotes

Mr. 'Kimbie' Kimber, the Handyman: [singing after taking a drink of cider] I'll never smiiille agaain until I smile at you.
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Referenced in Operation Pacific (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Never Smile Again
(1939) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Ruth Lowe
Sung a cappella by Percy Kilbride
Reprised a cappella by Jack Benny and Charles Coburn
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Kilbride and Benny weren't strangers
9 August 2006 | by (Brownsville, Texas) – See all my reviews

Percy Kilbride shows up often on Jack Benny's radio show, particular those broadcast during World War II. His deadpan delivery always had the cast and audience in stitches and it is a real treat to encounter Kilbride in roles as a postal official or delivery man, bent on enforcing the "rules" much to the chagrin of Benny, and his sidekicks. Later, as Pa Kettle, Kilbride enjoyed his greatest success. Any fan of Jack Benny and anyone who has access to Benny's radio shows can benefit from "George Washington Slept Here" because you not only get a good look at the man himself, but in this case you get the extra benefit of seeing Benny and Kilbride reprise, so to speak, their wonderfully workable comedy.


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