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.
"Why are nice men such dopes?" (original 40x60 poster)
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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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was getting into trouble with Columbia Pictures because she kept turning down roles. Rather embarrassed about this, she contacted her friend Garson Kanin
and asked him to pen her something that she could take to the studio. Kanin was out of work at the time and readily accepted her proposal which Arthur ended up paying for out of her own pocket. See more
When Benjamin gets locked out of the apartment, Benjamin is seen walking out of the door, then disappears down the hallway. Then the scene cuts to outside, and Benjamin is in front of the door as it slams shut. 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. ...
Referenced in I Know Who Killed Me
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