It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female tenent. What she gets instead is mischievous, middle-aged Benjamin Dingle. Dingle talks her into subletting to him and then promptly sublets half of his half to young, irreverent Joe Carter - creating a situation tailor-made for comedy and romance. Written by
Home is where you hang your guests!
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23 October 1943 (Sweden)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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was getting into trouble with Columbia Pictures because she kept turning down roles. Rather embarrassed about this, she contacted her friend Garson Kanin
and asked him to pen her something that she could take to the studio. Kanin was out of work at the time and readily accepted her proposal which Arthur ended up paying for out of her own pocket. See more
Connie explains to Benjamin in great detail the morning schedule for the apartment, which she has written down for him and from which she is reading to him. When it comes time to go through the routine for the first time, Connie chastises him for not bringing in the newspaper. This task is on his written instructions, but she did not mention it in her detailed verbal instruction when she was reading off the copy. See more
Our vagabond camera takes us to beautiful Washington, D.C., the national capital of our United States, situated on the broad banks of the Potomac River. Living is pleasant and leisurely... for it is a city of formality and custom. Manners and courtesy are responsible for the well-ordered conduct of its daily affairs. The many fine restaurants of Washington are the delight of the epicurean and the gourmet, where one may enjoy to the full the rare dishes of the old south. ...
The Torpedo Song
(Published as "Damn the Torpedos-Full Speed Ahead")
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by Henry Myers
& Edward Eliscu
Recited often by Charles Coburn
Sung by Coburn and other members of the Committee at the end See more