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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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Storyline

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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La maison de mes rĂªves  »

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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 »

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Hester, the Fullers' Maid: George Washington shoulda' chopped this house down instead of the cherry tree!
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Remade as The Money Pit (1986) 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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Amusing comedy has some real laughs...especially from Percy Kilbride...
22 April 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I've always enjoyed stories about a couple moving to the country to either fix up an old house or deal with a house that turns out to be haunted, etc. Along these lines I think of films like 'Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House' and/or the suspenseful 'The Uninvited'. But, of course, with Jack Benny as the star you know you're in for comedy when he and his attractive wife (Ann Sheridan) decide to shed city dweller status and move to a more rural setting. Sheridan has her heart set on a ramshackle old house in Connecticut that seems to be falling apart--but with the help of movie magic she fixes it up and--presto--looks like something out of a House Beautiful catalog. The comedy is outdated and some of it falls short of the mark, but not when neighbor Percy Kilbride is around. Reportedly, Jack and Ann found it hard to keep a straight face when Kilbride cracked some of his dryly humorous observations (in Pa Kettle style). Benny ruined many a take when he was unable to stifle a laugh. Some of the slapstick he and others are subjected to is painful, but all in all this is diverting enough entertainment. Ann Sheridan is a sheer pleasure to watch and Charles Coburn shows up as a story-telling uncle who turns out to be a real phony. Hattie McDaniel and Franklin Pangborn add to the fun, making it worth a peek. One of Benny's better films.


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