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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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This was June Haver's only full-length film in black and white. Her other 14 releases between 1943 and 1953 were shot in three-strip Technicolor, something of a record for a Hollywood Golden Age actress. In addition, this was the only June Haver feature not to garner a contemporary New York Times review.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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
a nice movie, 12 May 2006
Author: grubstaker58 from United States

I found "Love Nest" to be light,engaging, nicely moving romantic comedy.The two leads(June Haver& William Lundigan) are very likable and there's a fine supporting cast. Jack Paar is entertaining as a witty friend of the family. Marilyn Monroe does her talking mannequin thing and doesn't overstay.Frank Fay does a nice job as an old lady charmer(real & fake). The script, by Billy Wilder collaborator I.A.L.Diamond, has some good one-liners and some actual heart-felt moments; as a just furloughed G.I./writer and his young wife find them selves owner of a dilapidated apartment house in N.Y. city and all that goes with it (fussy tenants,building inspectors,kooky cat).It has a scratch your head ending, but it's a pleasant viewing experience.(note: the DVD has Marilyn Monroe plastered all over the cover.She's hardly in it.)

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