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Love Nest (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 October 1951 (USA)
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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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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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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George Thompson: I wish I could be going on a honeymoon when I'm his age.
Florence: Why wait that long?
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Love Nest
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Music by Louis A. Hirsch
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
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M Monroe... in a small-ish role
1 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Stars June Haver and William Lundigan as the married couple who buy an apartment building, full of interesting tenants. Soldier "Jim" is returning from war, and comes home to Connie, who is trying to fix the place up, but its turning into a real money pit. Sound familiar ? that story has been done numerous times over the years... Mr. Blanding Builds his Dream House, George Washington Slept Here, and the more recent Money Pit ! Good, solid story, with a couple surprises and twists. Great sound, picture quality. Throw in Marilyn Monroe, with a small-ish part. She does something odd with her voice; it's extra low, as if they coached her to speak in a certain way. She had been in the biz for a couple years by the time she did this one, but clearly she is not one of the leads yet. Directed Joe Newman had been nominated for two Oscars, for A.D. in 1936 and 1937... but that was years prior to this film. Story by Scott Corbett, and jazzed up by IAL Diamond, who did the screenplay for FOUR M.Monroe gigs. It's pretty good. Worth watching.


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