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Room for One More (1952)

 -  Comedy  -  10 January 1952 (USA)
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A fairly well-to-do family takes in 2 troubled orphans since no one else will take them.

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Complete credited cast:
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Anna Perrott Rose
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Miss Kenyon
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Gladys Foreman
John Ridgely ...
Harry Foreman
Irving Bacon ...
Mayor Michael J. Kane
Mary Treen ...
Grace Roberts (as Mary Lou Treen)
Iris Mann ...
George Winslow ...
Teenie
Clifford Tatum Jr. ...
Jimmy John Wilson
Gay Gordon ...
Trot
Malcolm Cassell ...
Tim
Larry Olsen ...
Benji Roberts
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Milkman (scenes deleted)
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Ice Man (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Anne and "Poppy" Rose are the average American family, with three quirky kids. Anne has a good heart and gives lost cats and dogs a home - and one day also the orphan Jane, a problem child who already tried to kill herself once. At first Poppy is worried and wants to get rid of her, but with love and patience they finally manage to integrate her into the family. Just then Anne invites another orphan, the aggressive handicapped Jimmy-John, to their summer vacation. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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10 January 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Easy Way  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

During the Pledge of Allegiance the words under God were missing. This is because the words were not added to the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954 and the movie was made in 1952. See more »

Goofs

When kids (supposedly) gleefully slide down banister on Christmas morning, the child actress playing Trot is clearly not enjoying herself and appears to be worried about falling off. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
George 'Poppy' Rose: Bon soir!
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Instead of the traditional "The End", this film ends with the French word "Bonsoir", which means "Good Evening" and is repeatedly said by the Cary Grant's character during the movie. See more »

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Can't We Be Friends
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Music by Kay Swift
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It needs to be on TV or DVD now
18 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have loved this Cary Grant movie since the very first time I saw it on TV as a child growing up in Brooklyn. I can honestly say I watched it every single time I saw it was listed in the TV Guide. It is a sweet honest tale filled with humor and humanity. It is a family movie but it is also very adult. I love all the characters and it touches on so many human values for such a rather simple story that it is very much like real life. I felt then, as I do now, that I was richer for having seen it. It evokes the same kind of emotion that I would get from watching "It's a Wonderful Life" although... if memory serves... I believe I saw this movie long before I first saw that Christmas classic. If I were programming for a local TV station or a network I would purchase the rights to this movie (it's probably in public domain anyway) and show it all night on Christmas eve cause it not only has a beautifully poignant and funny Christmas scene but it more importantly embodies all of the values that the holiday season is suppose to be about. I would probably still watch it every single time. I loved it.


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