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George Seaton (written for the screen by)
Faith Baldwin (novel)
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Release Date:
5 January 1949 (Sweden) See more »
Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
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What a surprise.!!! See more (23 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jeanne Crain ... Peggy Taylor

William Holden ... Jason Taylor

Edmund Gwenn ... Prof. Henry Barnes

Gene Lockhart ... Prof. Edward Bell
Griff Barnett ... Dr. Philip Conway

Randy Stuart ... Dorothy

Betty Lynn ... Wife (as Betty Ann Lynn)
Marion Marshall ... Ruth
Pati Behrs ... Jeanne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Mailman (uncredited)
Ronald Burns ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Salesman (uncredited)
Helen Ford ... Della (uncredited)
Paul Frison ... Boy (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Prof. Collins (uncredited)
Henri Letondal ... Prof. Roland Pavin (uncredited)
Therese Lyon ... Nurse (uncredited)

Gene Nelson ... Jerry (uncredited)
Robert Patten ... Student (uncredited)
Crystal Reeves ... Librarian (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Salesman (uncredited)
Almira Sessions ... Mrs. Landon (uncredited)
Ann Staunton ... Nurse (uncredited)
Houseley Stevenson ... Prof. T.J. Beck (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Carson (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Salesman (uncredited)

Directed by
George Seaton 
Writing credits
George Seaton (written for the screen by)

Faith Baldwin (novellette "An Apartment for Jenny")

Produced by
William Perlberg .... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
David Raksin 
Cinematography by
Harry Jackson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
Art Direction by
Richard Irvine 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Kay Nelson 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Ernie Parks .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kay Reed .... hair stylist (uncredited)
William Riddle .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Booth McCracken .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Jacobson .... assistant director (uncredited)
F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Hunsaker .... grip (uncredited)
Roy Ivey .... assistant camera (uncredited)
F. Bud Mautino .... camera operator (uncredited)
Irving Rosenberg .... camera operator (uncredited)
Emmett Schoenbaum .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestral arranger (as Maurice dePackh)
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestral arranger (as Herbert Spencer)
Earle Hagen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Louanne Hogan .... singing voice: Jeanne Crain (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestral arranger (uncredited)
John N. Scott .... orchestral arranger (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... orchestral arranger (uncredited)
Other crew
Clemens Finley .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Teresa Brachetto .... script supervisor (uncredited)
W.T. Jones .... philosophy advisor (uncredited)

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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

"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 »
Peggy Taylor:Do you know 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.
Peggy Taylor:Of course, I made it up. Somebody's always making up statistics and it just as well be me. You'd be surprised how many arguments I win with my statistics. If I get this far I just say 36% or 400 million. Nobody bothers to check. They just say, 'My, I never realized it was that much'. And when I walk away they think I'm very smart.
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
What a surprise.!!!, 23 November 2006
Author: WilliamCKH from Northern California

On the surface, this film looks like a typical 1940's Technicolor feel good movie On paper, the story deals with a young GI couple looking for an apartment at a University. They find a retired professor, played by Edmund Gwenn, with an attic to rent. With this storyline known, I was expecting to be entertained, a little.

What a surprise though when the movie got rolling... there were so many scenes in this movie that absolutely astonished me. The very first was Gwenn's, rationality for wanting to commit suicide at the beginning of the picture. There was in the script a logic and non-sentimentality for this rational that I was very surprised to see from a film of that era. Then comes Jeanne Crain, who plays the wife. I had always thought Jeanne Crain was a pretty, competent actress and had not seen her but once or twice on the screen. But she is absolutely tremendous as Peggy. She dominates every scene she's in because her presence is just that of aliveness and wonder. Then the movie becomes more surprising when it begins to talk about issues of poverty, making a living, racial issues, money, marriage, education, and so much more. "Never hold money so close in front of you that you can't see anything else". There is a long scene with Gwenn and a group of women talking about Philosophy that is also very refreshing.

Then comes the other surprising parts. Peggy loses her baby...the movie shows the doctor walking into the room saying "The baby's dead" and with a long, long silence, Holden says "Why" and that's it, no more sentimentality about the's over.

The one scene I was completely taken aback bye was the scene where Gwenn and Holden are trying to put together a baby tub, a gift for Peggy. The scene last almost 5 minutes of these to guys trying to figure out the instructions on putting this thing together. I reminded me of an Eric Rohmer picture, where people are shown as they're doing things without the need to hurry things along for the sake of the plot and gave the viewer a great connection with the characters.

Although it is not on VHS or DVD, try to seek this film on TV or any old moviehouses showing it, you will be delightfully surprised how modern and life affirming this film is. A deeply rewarding experience indeed.

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