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Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor, a chipper young mother-to-be who charms him into renting out his attic as an apartment for her and her husband Jason, a former GI struggling to finish college. Written by
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 4, 1950 with Jeanne Crain reprising her film role. See more »
You were in the Navy, weren't you, Taylor?
[Professor Collins is a college professor who Taylor thinks is too tough on the GIs returning to school after serving in World War Two]
What kind of duty?
I was on the Vincennes
[a U.S. Navy Cruiser sunk at the Battle of Savo Island]
till she went down and then a little later...
That's a little tough. I was on the Wasp.
[an American aircraft carrier sunk by Japanese submarines]
I-I heard that wasn't exactly a picnic, ...
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This movie gives a heartwarming story about a young couple who move into an attic of an old man who is contemplating killing himself. The funny thing is that this situation would seem in any other movie to be very melodramatic but it is handled with the utmost care in this movie. Edmund Gwenn is so good in the movie. He was Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street. Jeanne Crain was very refreshing as the wife.
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