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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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Bill Fuller
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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 ...
Jeff Douglas
Franklin Pangborn ...
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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Near the beginning of the movie, while still in his New York apartment, the character played by Jack Benny mentions "Hobby Lobby". This was a radio program that was first broadcast nationally as a summer replacement for "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

Moving Man: You know what that dame told me? "George Washington slept here."
Moving Man: Yeah? I guess that's what drove them to Valley Forge.
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References The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933) 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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One of my favorite classic comedies
5 February 2005 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

George Washington Slept Here is a tour-de-force for the great Jack Benny. He is given the opportunity to fully display his comedic acting skills here, as the movie is written and directed with class and style. He's ably assisted in the hilarity by the equally great Ann Sheridan, and supporting cast members Percy Kilbride and Charles Coburn add even more comic class to the movie.

This is the kind of movie you can watch with your kids where you find that the entire family enjoys it equally. While some cynics may not enjoy this movie as much as I do (it is clearly a product of it's time), if you find that you enjoy classic comedies then you should give this one a chance.

Hopefully it will be released on DVD soon. (As of this writing, 2/05/05, it is not yet on DVD.)


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