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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 »

Soundtracks

Song to the Evening Star
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from "Tannhäuser"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played (in altered form) in a sequence towards the end
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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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