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Love Nest -- Army veteran finds the ramshackle apartment house his wife bought to be one big headache when he tries to return to writing a novel. (Watch for marilyn monroe and ex-Wac roberta stevens).
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I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay)
Scott Corbett (novel)
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Release Date:
10 October 1951 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
June Haver ... Connie Scott
William Lundigan ... Jim Scott

Frank Fay ... Charles Kenneth 'Charley' Patterson

Marilyn Monroe ... Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens
Jack Paar ... Ed Forbes

Leatrice Joy ... Eadie Gaynor
Henry Kulky ... George Thompson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florence Auer ... Mrs. Braddock (uncredited)
Rodney Bell ... Drunk (uncredited)
Faire Binney ... Mrs. Frazier (uncredited)

Marie Blake ... Mrs. Quigg (uncredited)
Donna Jo Boyce ... Girl (uncredited)
Benny Burt ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Charles Calvert ... Mr. Knowland (uncredited)
Russ Clark ... Policeman (uncredited)
Leo Cleary ... Detective Donovan (uncredited)
George Conrad ... Delivery Man (uncredited)
John Costello ... Postman (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Mr. Clark (uncredited)
Anthony De Mario ... Wine Steward (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Waiter (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Mack Gray ... Man in Jail (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Stuart Hall ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Alvin Hammer ... Glazier (uncredited)
Bradford Hatton ... Electrical Contractor (uncredited)
Harry Hines ... Building Inspector (uncredited)
Edna Holland ... Mrs. Engstrand (uncredited)
Bob Jellison ... Mr. Fain, the Plumber (uncredited)
William Justine ... Barber (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... Rubbish Man (uncredited)
Murray Leonard ... Delivery Man (uncredited)
Caryl Lincoln ... Mrs. McNab (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Policeman (uncredited)
Patricia Miller ... Florence (uncredited)
Ray Montgomery ... Mr. Gray (uncredited)
Walter Nordella ... Checker (uncredited)
Don Orlando ... Barber (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Mr. Hansen (uncredited)
Danny Richards Jr. ... Boy (uncredited)
Albin Robeling ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Mr. McNab (uncredited)
Sudhanshu Saria ... Cat (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Elizabeth Slifer ... Mrs. Healy (uncredited)
Louis Torres Jr. ... Baby (uncredited)
Maude Wallace ... Mrs. Arnold (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Police Turnkey (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ... Mrs. Thompson (uncredited)
Lois Wilde ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Clifton Young ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph M. Newman  (as Joseph Newman)
Writing credits
I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay)

Scott Corbett (novel)

Produced by
Jules Buck .... producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge  (as Cyril Mockridge)
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern (director of photography)
Film Editing by
J. Watson Webb Jr. 
Casting by
George J. Light (uncredited)
Art Direction by
George Patrick  (as George L. Patrick)
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Bruce MacDonald  (as Bruce Macdonald)
Costume Design by
Renié  (as Renie)
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sam Wurtzel .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasper Blystone .... assistant director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
M. Duke Abrahams .... props (uncredited)
John Edward Court .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
Music Department
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Other crew
Shirley Clarke .... stand-in: June Haver (uncredited)
Frank Inn .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Harry Mayo .... stand-in: William Lundigan (uncredited)

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84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Gabriel Heatter (1890-1972) was a noted US radio broadcaster, particularly famous during World War II.See more »
Jim Scott:McNabs just bought a house of their own. Suckers.
Charles Kenneth 'Charley' Patterson:[the McNabs approach] Ah, Mrs. McNab, we were just saying how we hate to see you leave.
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Light and fun., 9 December 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

William Lundigan plays a veteran coming home from the service. He finds that his wife, June Haver, has bought a tenement--a dilapidated one. The place is a bit of a money pit and the young couple struggles to keep the place afloat. However, when they learn that the place is about to be condemned, they seem at the end of their ropes.

In this apartment complex are many interesting characters and stories. The most interesting is Charley (Frank Fay)--an older man who seems to have made a career out of romancing women. And, since he's so charming, it's easy to see why women adore him. There's also Lundigan's old army buddy--played by Marilyn Monroe. The wife is NOT thrilled to see who her husband palled around with while in the army--and she's not excited to see her move in to the vacant apartment! It's interesting to see her being wooed by Jack Paar in one of his few roles before striking it big on "The Tonight Show" on television.

Overall, the film is a light and fun film. While it's not especially deep, it is enjoyable throughout--with a cute script and nice acting.

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