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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 Sr. (director of photography) (as Lloyd Ahern)
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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Additional Details

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

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Because the bathing suit Marilyn Monroe wears was so risqué (for the time) and caused such a commotion on the set, director Joseph M. Newman had to make it a closed set while she was filming.See more »
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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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Likable but decidedly lightweight, 9 October 2007
Author: christopher-underwood from United Kingdom

Likable but decidedly lightweight early 50s situation comedy with an effective extended cameo from Monroe, who doesn't put a foot wrong. Apparently there was such a fuss over the bathing costume Monroe wears that there had to be a closed set for the shooting of those scenes. This just shows how difficult it is for us now to see how scurrilous this seeming innocuous move must have seemed at the time. Soldiers are returning from the war and things will not be the same again. Women are not going to give up the new positions they have been thrust into by the conflict, even if the likes of Frank Fay's aged womaniser do try and get things back for the men. Some extraordinary one liners, not all funny, but certainly pointed help to keep this afloat.

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