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George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 28 November 1942 (USA)
When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

Moss Hart (play), George S. Kaufman (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Bill Fuller
Ann Sheridan ... Connie Fuller
Charles Coburn ... Uncle Stanley J. Menninger
Percy Kilbride ... Mr. 'Kimbie' Kimber, the Handyman
Hattie McDaniel ... Hester, the Fullers' Maid
William Tracy ... Steve Eldridge
Joyce Reynolds ... Madge
Lee Patrick ... Rena Leslie
Charles Dingle ... Mr. Prescott
John Emery ... Clayton Evans
Douglas Croft ... Raymond
Harvey Stephens ... Jeff Douglas
Franklin Pangborn ... Mr. Gibney
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Storyline

New Yorkers Bill and Connie Fuller have to move from their apartment. Without Bill's knowledge, Connie purchases a delapidated old farmhouse in Pennsylvania, where George Washington was supposed to have actually slept during the American Revolution. Much of the humor comes from the couple's many problems they encounter while trying to fix up the place. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Jack Benny fiddles while Ann Sheridan burns! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La maison de mes rêves See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$661,500, 13 January 1943
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although they have moved from New York City to Pennsylvania, the name of the town is never mentioned. See more »

Goofs

When Bill is coming in with an armload of stuff from the car to the house, the position of the suitcase on top changes between shots several times before he drops the whole pile. See more »

Quotes

Connie Fuller: This must be why people drink, it makes them feel better.
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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

You're In The Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Sung a cappella by Douglas Croft
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Classic Benny, baby
27 January 2001 | by Flinx-2See all my reviews

I actually prefer this version of the "Home restoration from Hell" concept to the more famous "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House", despite the presence of the ubiquitous Cary Grant in the latter. Perhaps it's because I saw this one first, or because it came first. Whatever the reason, I found Jack Benny to be quite humorous in this starring turn, although the old caretaker nearly stole the show from under him.

8 out of 10.


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