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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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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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 26, 1952 with Cary Grant reprising his film role. See more »

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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

George 'Poppy' Rose: [after Jimmy-John asks if he can ask the other kids if he can stay] I hope you've got a good lawyer.
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Crazy Credits

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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References Harvey (1950) See more »

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Can't We Be Friends
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Music by Kay Swift
Played when Jane and Poppy are dancing
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a look at what might have been...
31 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all Cary Grant's films "Room For One More" shows what might have been had Grant taken a different road with his career and done a television show. The film plays like a well written sitcom and is very entertaining and touching in its own way. Of course, arguably the greatest movie star of all time would never have condescended to do TV...and that's how it should have been... but IF he had chosen to, here is work to show he would have become perhaps one of the greatest television stars of all time. Would you rather be remembered for being the "perfect" male or as a befuddled and decidedly overmatched father? As for myself , I would choose the former... though I am much closer to the latter.


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