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Standing Room Only (1944)

 -  Comedy  -  7 January 1944 (USA)
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During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Jane Rogers / Suzanne
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Lee Stevens / Rogers the 'butler'
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T. J. Todd / Todd 'the butler'
Hillary Brooke ...
Alice Todd
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Ira Cromwell
Anne Revere ...
Major Harriet Cromwell
Clarence Kolb ...
Glen Ritchie
Isabel Randolph ...
Jane Ritchie (Glen Ritchie's wife)
Porter Hall ...
Hugo Farenhall
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During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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What a Girl Will Do to Get a Bed in Washington!

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Credits shown on a rolling screen with outline caricatures of people among the letters. As the background color changes from dark to light, the caricatures match (dark with white outlines, black with the light background). See more »

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Classic Paramount Romantic Comedy of the 40s
11 November 1999 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

Paramount, again, puts Paulette Goddard and Fred MacMurray together in a spunky comedy about a salesman (MacMurray) and his crazy secretary (Goddard) who have to pose as a butler and maid to get hosuing in overcrowded Washington DC. She gets to be his secretary by a fluke and in her attempts to be one, she only makes things worse. The two stars, at the top of their careers, work well together and are perfectly matched. Fred and his sometimes bumbling personality and Paulette, at her most glamorous, create the chemistry that made stars glimmer back in the days of glamour. Too bad this doesn't exist any longer. Where the personality of the star carrries the sometimes silly plot. This screwball comedy also co-stars Edward Arnold, the big boss, Hillary Brooke, the boss's daughter, Porter Hall, the rival salesman, Roland Young and Anne Revere, the couple that hire the stars as servants, having no idea what they're about to go through. Highlight of the movie is when Arnold and Brooke have dinner with Young and Revere and discover the stars working for them. Well played comedy all round. Look for Marie (The Body) McDonald in the small role of a secretary, salesmen ply gifts to get past the front desk to see the tycoon.


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