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
What would you do if you had to share your home with two strange men?
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22 July 1943 (Mexico)
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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
As Connie is speaking to Joe Carter for the first time in the hallway of the apartment, she asks "You don't happen to know a gentleman by the name of Benjamin Dingle, do you"? On the next cut, she is silently mouthing the very same words as Mr. Dingle arrives at the door after passing in front of her. 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. ...
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Music by Gus Van
and Joe Schenck
Lyrics by Al Bryan
Played and sung by off-screen voices See more