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The More the Merrier (1943)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 October 1943 (Sweden)
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During the WW2 housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

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Joe Carter
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FBI Agent Harding (as Don Douglas)
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Senator Noonan
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Storyline

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 A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Home is where you hang your guests! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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23 October 1943 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Merry-Go-Round  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In the scene where Benjamin Dingle is getting another pair of trousers out of his suitcase, he sings, "He scooped out a turnip to make him a-one," which is a line from an old Irish folk song named "Brian O'Lynn." The complete verse is: Now Brian O'Lynn had no watch to put on, So he scooped out a turnip to make himself one. He placed a young cricket all under the skin. "They'll think it's a-ticking," says Brian O'Lynn. See more »

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Connie mentions to Dingle that she can provide him a ride downtown, stating her regular routine being that she is the first person to be picked up by her ride, and after her there are three other passengers to be picked up. However when her ride arrives, there are already two passengers in the car (in addition to the driver) and the car is only a four-seater. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: 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. ...
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Remade as Walk Don't Run (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Try To Steal The Sweetheart Of A Soldier
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Music by Gus Van and Joe Schenck
Lyrics by Al Bryan
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Terrific
17 July 2003 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

The comic side of George Stevens at his best, meaning everybody in it is at the top of his or her form. Charles Coburn is irresistible, and Jean Arthur gives one of her best performances; the chemistry between Joel McCrea and Arthur is a

thing of beauty.


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