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
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YOU'LL GET HAPPY HYSTERICS in this history-mocking comedy
Did You Know?
After seeing the play on Broadway, Jack Benny
insisted that Percy Kilbride
should reprise his role as the handyman, Mr. Kimber, in the film version. Benny managed to convince studio head Jack L. Warner
to bring Kilbride out to Hollywood for a screen test, even though Warner thought there were plenty of local character actors who could take the handyman role. However, once filming began, Benny and his co-star, Ann Sheridan
found they could barely get through a scene with Kilbride without laughing. Warned by director William Keighley
that constant re-takes were taking the film over-budget, Benny finally had to resort to not sleeping at night, so that when he came to work in the morning, he would be too tired to laugh at Kilbride's character. See more
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
It's Saturday afternoon. I'm taking you for a drive in the country.
A drive? What do I want to drive in the country for? It's full of insects.
Music traditional - English origin (ca. 1755)
Variations in the score throughout See more