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Apartment for Peggy (1948)

Approved | | Drama | 5 January 1949 (Sweden)
A retired professor rents his attic apartment to pregnant Peggy and her GI-Bill-student husband. The professor ponders if his life is no longer useful while the young couple faces the challenges shared with many WW II veterans' families.

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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 Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 2, 1949 with Jeanne Crain reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Taylor: OK, give me a half dollar and I'll show you how Pop won more arguments than any guy in town.
Jason Taylor: Well, what do you want a half...
Peggy Taylor: Give me a half dollar!
[he gives it to her]
Peggy Taylor: OK, close your left eye.
[she holds the coin up to his right eye]
Peggy Taylor: What do you see?
Jason Taylor: My half dollar.
Peggy Taylor: Mm-hmm.
[she walks a few steps away]
[...]
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Hail to Thee, Dear Alma Mater
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Music by H.S. Thompson
Special Lyrics by Charles Henderson
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Charming little comedy worth warming up to...
26 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

JEANNE CRAIN was at the height of her appeal as a demure charmer at Fox, just beginning to be more than a pretty face as far as her acting career was concerned. And here she had two splendid co-stars: WILLIAM HOLDEN as her ex-G.I. hubby and EDMUND GWENN as a little retired professor who has some housing space in his attic. When Crain finds out about the available space (during the big housing shortage at the time), she convinces Gwenn to rent the apartment to the young married couple.

From there, the plot takes a few steps beyond that bare outline, always throwing a positive outlook at women who want to better themselves with an education as well as the G.I.s entitled to do so under the G.I. bill.

Gene Lockhart, Griff Barnett and Betty Lynn fill the supporting roles amiably and it's probably Jeanne Crain's best film of that period, following her enormous success as MARGIE two years previously.


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