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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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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 31, 1951 with Edmund Gwenn reprising his film role. See more »

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Peggy Taylor: Do you know that in a recent survey 64% of all used car salesmen said they wished they gone into some other field.
Jason Taylor: You made that up! You're always making up statistics. Why?
Peggy Taylor: Of course I made it up. Somebody's always making up statistics, it might as well be me. You'd be surprised how many arguments I win with my statistics. If I get in a spot, I just say, 36% or 400 million. Nobody ever bothers to check up. They just say, 'My, I never realized it was that much'. And when I walk away they think ...
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Clarinet Quintet in A Major: Third Movement
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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GIs go to college, and the professor gets a family
21 September 2004 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Wonderful movie set in the post-World War II period. Prof. Henry Barnes (Edmund Gwenn) is a widowed professor living in a large faculty house, and wishing death would end his lonely existence. Peggy is the bride of a WWII veteran, one of many attending college under the GI Bill. Post-war housing is at a premium,, especially for struggling Vets, but someone remembers that Prof. Barnes had an extra room, and sends Peggy to see if she can rent it. The Prof. Barnes' protests are overwhelmed by Peggy's determination to make a real home for her husband, and soon the professor has a family of sorts. Great period piece, with many warm characters. Strong performances by Gwenn and Crain. Also serves as an excellent illustration of "The Greatest Generation" right after they came home and began settling back into society.

Another wonderful movie that should have been made into a video and DVD long ago.


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