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Standing Room Only (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, War | 7 January 1944 (USA)
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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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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Comedy | Romance | War

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7 January 1944 (USA)  »

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A AdorĂ¡vel Impostora  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 30, 1944 with Fred MacMurray and Paulette Goddard reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Glen Ritchie: I don't mind being called a birdbrain, but I'm not a bureaucrat.
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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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How Can You Beat Fred MacMurray and Paula Goddard?
23 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film for two reasons and only two: Fred MacMurray and Paula Goddard - both of whom I adore and always have. It doesn't make any difference what they do, they're always wonderful and an absolute delight to watch. That's what star power is about - you can't keep your eyes off them because there is something almost mystical about how they demand your attention. And to top it off the script was done by Karl Tunberg who just happened to write the screenplay for the remake of Ben-Hur - which ironically lost out in the adapted script category while winning every other nomination it had for a total of eleven wins. Poor Karl. I'll bet he was half-way out of his seat to accept his Oscar when those fateful words were announced: Rome at the Top.


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