It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female tenent. What she gets instead is mischievous, middle-aged Benjamin Dingle. Dingle talks her into subletting to him and then promptly sublets half of his half to young, irreverent Joe Carter - creating a situation tailor-made for comedy and romance.
"Sharing my bath and kitchen with two men...That drove me nuts!" (original Insert Card)
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13 May 1943 (USA)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the scene where Benjamin Dingle is getting another pair of trousers out of his suitcase, he sings, "He scooped out a turnip to make him a-one," which is a line from an old Irish folk song named "Brian O'Lynn." The complete verse is: Now Brian O'Lynn had no watch to put on, So he scooped out a turnip to make himself one. He placed a young cricket all under the skin. "They'll think it's a-ticking," says Brian O'Lynn. See more
After Joe gives Connie the travel bag and prepares to leave, she asks if he is going back to California. He replies, "No, Africa". The audio has been dubbed, as he as he is clearly not saying "Africa". He apparently is saying "Japan". See more
Our vagabond camera takes us to beautiful Washington, D.C., the national capital of our United States, situated on the broad banks of the Potomac River. Living is pleasant and leisurely... for it is a city of formality and custom. Manners and courtesy are responsible for the well-ordered conduct of its daily affairs. The many fine restaurants of Washington are the delight of the epicurean and the gourmet, where one may enjoy to the full the rare dishes of the old south. ...
The Torpedo Song
(Published as "Damn the Torpedos-Full Speed Ahead")
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by Henry Myers
& Edward Eliscu
Recited often by Charles Coburn
Sung by Coburn and other members of the Committee at the end See more