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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)

Mack Gray ... Man in Jail (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)
Elizabeth Slifer ... Mrs. Healy (uncredited)
Suds ... Cat (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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Charley's quote from John Webster is from 'Westward Hoe' Act II Scene 2. It is also quite similar to one of the Apothegms of Francis Bacon (1561-1626) - "Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things, - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read".See more »
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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June Haver and a Cast of Characters, 8 May 2014
Author: JLRMovieReviews from United States

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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