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Love Nest (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 October 1951 (USA)
Two married New Yorkers purchase an old, run-down building full of colorful tenants.

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(as Joseph Newman)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Charles Kenneth 'Charley' Patterson
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Ed Forbes
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Eadie Gaynor
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Jim and Connie's postwar New York building troubles keep Jim from working on his novel. Ex-WAC from Jim's army days Roberta moves in, further upsetting Connie but pleasing Jim's friend Ed. Tenant Charley, who marries tenant Eadie, loans money to Jim to help him keep the building, money which this Casanova obtains from rich widows. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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It's open house for laughter...and the screen's most heart-warming house-warming in years!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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10 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Memorias de un Don Juan  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Charley refers to Eadie as 'Cynara, Lilith , Cleopatra and Helen of Troy'. 'Cynara' is the title of a poem by Ernest Dowson (1867-1900) (as well as the title of movie, Cynara (1932)). Lilith is also the name of a goddess/ demon of the night (from Mesopotamian mythology). See more »

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Connie Scott: Tell me, Miss Stevens, what did you do before the war?
Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens: The same thing I'm doing now: modeling.
Connie Scott: [ironically] Oh, then you're not a professional soldier.
Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens: Your wife has a great sense of humor.
Jim Scott: Yes.
Connie Scott: Your humorous wife needs another drink.
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June Haver and a Cast of Characters
8 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

June Haver and William Lundigan star as a married couple who have invested in a small apartment complex to live and manage. At least, June did, while Bill was off serving his country. When he comes home, he finds what she did with their small savings. To say he was disappointed would be an understatement. The place needs repairs and he, with his profession as a writer, needs to get busy to make money. Frank Fay plays an older gentleman who (the viewer sees) goes from one lodgings to another and is preying on ladies' loneliness, finding here another victim. Then, of course, there's Marilyn Monroe who was a "war buddy" of Bill's, and he promised her a room. Jack Paar, a friend of June's, comes around, but Bill, with good reason doesn't like him, but then Jack becomes attached to Marilyn. This is a very enjoyable little film with plenty of activity going on courtesy of its eccentric characters. While it may not seem like much to the hard-to-please, the film is helped by the leads' charm and chemistry, with June Haver providing the foundation and heart of the film. Sit back for a spell and reside in this love nest. The ending may even surprise you!


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