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An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.

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Storyline

When William Gridley arrives from the US in London, he rents part of Carly Hardwicke's house from her and promptly begins to fall in love. Gridley doesn't know that many people think she killed her husband but his boss, the American ambassador, knows and doesn't take this "lapse of judgement" lightly. Since Carly is also American, Gridley saves his job by introducing her to the ambassador, who is promptly smitten and promises to help her. So when a Scotland Yard detective arrives, wanting to get to the truth one way or another, they say they'll help him. And then the comedic complications really begin. Written by Anonymous

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*She may have murdered her husband...or maybe it's only a roomer See more »

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Comedy | Mystery

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April 1962 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Noch Zimmer frei  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Lemmon's father appears in the movie in a non-speaking role. See more »

Quotes

William 'Bill' Gridley: [looks around at the fog] Are you sure this country isn't on fire somewhere?
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Crazy Credits

Miss Novak's gowns designed by... Herself See more »

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Referenced in Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General
(uncredited)
from "The Pirates of Penzance"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Played by band at Wessex Hotel
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Lemmon, Novak, Astaire, Jeffries and Gershwin, Great
4 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film for the first time on Turner Classic Movies tonight

A comedy set in England with this quartet of leads - Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak, Fred Astaire, Lionel Jeffries - a London cab full of great character actors, crisp and fully-toned black and white photography and a script from Larry Gelbert and Blake Edwards could not have been more pleasant. Gershwin's "A Foggy Day in London Town," washed it in additional wonderfulness. The sequences near the end of the film at a seaside resort in Penzance is wickedly choreographed with actors, camera moves and scoring for big laughs to a live band shell performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan ditty. Everything is spot on, silly to smart.


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