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
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Jack Benny fiddles while Ann Sheridan burns!
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Did You Know?
After seeing the play on Broadway, Jack Benny
insisted that Percy Kilbride
should reprise his role as the handyman, Mr. Kimber, in the film version. Benny managed to convince studio head Jack L. Warner
to bring Kilbride out to Hollywood for a screen test, even though Warner thought there were plenty of local character actors who could take the handyman role. However, once filming began, Benny and his co-star, Ann Sheridan
found they could barely get through a scene with Kilbride without laughing. Warned by director William Keighley
that constant re-takes were taking the film over-budget, Benny finally had to resort to not sleeping at night, so that when he came to work in the morning, he would be too tired to laugh at Kilbride's character. See more
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
Well, tell him you're my wife. I don't go for that lend lease stuff.
References The Fatal Glass of Beer
You're In The Army Now
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor
and Ole Olsen
Sung a cappella by Douglas Croft See more