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Make Your Own Bed (1944)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 June 1944 (USA)
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
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Vivian Whirtle
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Walter Whirtle
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Boris Fenilise
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Lester Knight
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Miss Marie Gruber
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Elsa Wehmer
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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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Susan finds out that Jerry did not pay $1,000 for her engagement ring as he said. That amount would be the equivalent to nearly $13,500 in 2015. See more »

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After Ritter takes the gag off Whirtle and is threatening him for the safe combination, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving on the wall behind Ritter. See more »

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Susan Courtney: And you're gonna solve this crime wave in two weeks?
Jerry Curtis: Are you kiddin'? Two days is all I'll need. Who do you think you're talkin' to, a dumb flatfoot?
Susan Courtney: Frankly, yes.
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A Bird in a Gilded Cage
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Music by Harry von Tilzer
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Enjoyable little B-comedy
11 September 2004 | by (Ky.) – See all my reviews

Good comedians like Jack Carson, Jane Wyman and Alan Hale make this little film funny for those who don't demand high art. Would-be detective Carson, and girlfriend, Wyman take on jobs as domestics to a wealthy businessman (Hale). The fact that it's World War II, and servants are supposedly hard to get, is the meat of the story line. Wyman can't begin to cook a decent meal,

and Carson is worthless as a man servant. Despite this, the desperate Hale won't fire them -- lousy help is better than no help. Eventually, bumbling detective Carson, finds out that Nazi spies are house guests, and despite almost getting Hale and Wyman killed, captures them. This film is funny, and that's enough for me.


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