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Make Your Own Bed (1944)

 -  Comedy  -  10 June 1944 (USA)
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Walter and Vivian live in the country and have a difficult time keeping servants. Walter hires an private detective who has been fired for arresting the District Attorney. They only way ... See full summary »

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Jerry Curtis
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Susan Courtney
Irene Manning ...
Mrs. Vivian Whirtle
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Walter Whirtle
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Boris Fenilise
Robert Shayne ...
Lester Knight
Tala Birell ...
Miss Marie Gruber
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Wilson - aka Fritz Alden
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Miss Elsa Wehmer
Kurt Katch ...
Herr von Ritter
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Walter and Vivian live in the country and have a difficult time keeping servants. Walter hires an private detective who has been fired for arresting the District Attorney. They only way that Walter can get Jerry to work for him is to tell Jerry that his life is in danger; the neighbor is trying to take his wife; and that Nazi spies are everywhere. Jerry needs a cook for his 'cover' so he gets his fiancée Susan to work with him. To keep Jerry working, Walter sends the threatening letters to himself and hires actors to play the spies. It soon becomes apparent that Susan cannot cook and Jerry could not find a spy if he tripped over him. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 17, 1944 with Jack Carson, Jane Wyman and Alan Hale reprising their film roles. See more »

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A Bird in a Gilded Cage
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
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Zany screwball comedy
5 January 2010 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Exhibit A that the screwball comedy was still alive in 1944. Maybe not exactly well, but energetically kicking. Jack Carter's dynamism and Jane Wyman's comic versatility keep one involved in this fast-paced romp, even though the plot is nearly incoherent.

The framing device is a wealthy December-May couple, delightfully played by Alan Hale & Irene Manning, desperate to obtain household help for their country estate. Throw in Jack Carter as an incompetent & feckless would-be detective, stringing along his quizzical fiancée Jane Wyman.

Carter & Wyman's bumbling as butler and cook are hilarious, underscored by Manning as their ditzy boss.

A comical, but not exactly comical development involving Nazi spies--or are they?--gets hopelessly garbled. A strange plot device in 1944. Yet the charm of the principal actors makes for an entertaining time.


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