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


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 <>

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Release Date:

10 January 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Easy Way  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"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 »


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 »


Jimmy: [about being bounced between school and the hospital so much] The only thing I ever learned to read was a thermometer.
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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 »


Followed by Room for One More (1962) See more »


Can't We Be Friends
Music by Kay Swift
Played when Jane and Poppy are dancing
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Fun for the Family
16 September 2001 | by (Chicago, U.S.) – See all my reviews

I have always loved Cary Grant. I think he is wonderful with children.

Father Goose was truly enjoyable. I remember seeing Room for One More when I was child. I get nostalgic thinking about it. I haven't seen it for years. It's not on video and I haven't seen it listed. If you ever get chance to see it, I recommend that you do! Good family

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