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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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Uncle Stanley J. Menninger
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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
Charles Dingle ...
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Clayton Evans
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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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La maison de mes rêves  »

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Trivia

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

Bill Fuller: [stepping off a train with a box of gardening supplies] Got my hands full, Sam. I'll tip you tomorrow.
Sam, Porter at Train: [watching Bill walk away] Same thing everyday.
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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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Music traditional - English origin (ca. 1755)
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Classic Benny, baby
27 January 2001 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

I actually prefer this version of the "Home restoration from Hell" concept to the more famous "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House", despite the presence of the ubiquitous Cary Grant in the latter. Perhaps it's because I saw this one first, or because it came first. Whatever the reason, I found Jack Benny to be quite humorous in this starring turn, although the old caretaker nearly stole the show from under him.

8 out of 10.


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