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George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 28 November 1942 (USA)
When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.

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Connie Fuller
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Uncle Stanley J. Menninger
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Mr. 'Kimbie' Kimber, the Handyman
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Hester, the Fullers' Maid
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Steve Eldridge
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Madge
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Rena Leslie
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Mr. Prescott
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Clayton Evans
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Raymond
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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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28 November 1942 (USA)  »

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La maison de mes rêves  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Terry the dog almost gets killed when the nephew "Raymond" jumps off the well drill - he almost landed right on Terry.. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film when Jack and Ann drop into a hole in the ground, if you take your TV remote and pause about two seconds before they fall, and then switch to super Slo-Mo on the remote...you can clearly see the faces of the stand-in actors who took the fall. Really neat!. See more »

Quotes

Connie Fuller: It's Saturday afternoon. I'm taking you for a drive in the country.
Bill Fuller: A drive? What do I want to drive in the country for? It's full of insects.
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Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Musicale (1961) 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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The world's tightest man scores big with this one
11 September 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest films I've ever seen. A local station in Houston used to run this show on new year's eve and I would watch it every year. Few comics can top Benny and his deadpan delivery but Pa Kettle came close in this one as he played the slow motion yard man.


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