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Apartment for Peggy (1948)

Approved | | Drama | 5 January 1949 (Sweden)
A retired professor rents his attic apartment to pregnant Peggy and her GI-Bill-student husband. The professor ponders if his life is no longer useful while the young couple faces the challenges shared with many WW II veterans' families.

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... Peggy Taylor
... Jason Taylor
... Prof. Henry Barnes
... Prof. Edward Bell
... Dr. Philip Conway
... Dorothy
... Wife (as Betty Ann Lynn)
Marion Marshall ... Ruth
Pati Behrs ... Jeanne
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Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor, a chipper young mother-to-be who charms him into renting out his attic as an apartment for her and her husband Jason, a former GI struggling to finish college. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 28, 1949 with Jeanne Crain, William Holden and Edmund Gwenn reprising their film roles. See more »

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Peggy Taylor: Do you know that in a recent survey 64% of all used car salesmen said they wished they gone into some other field.
Jason Taylor: You made that up! You're always making up statistics. Why?
Peggy Taylor: Of course I made it up. Somebody's always making up statistics, it might as well be me. You'd be surprised how many arguments I win with my statistics. If I get in a spot, I just say, 36% or 400 million. Nobody ever bothers to check up. They just say, 'My, I never realized it was that much'. And when I walk away they think ...
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Hail to Thee, Dear Alma Mater
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Music by H.S. Thompson
Special Lyrics by Charles Henderson
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Should be seen by all teens in high school
7 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I watched this twice on cable. I really liked the contrasts. I loved the way the young students respected the professors and elders in general, and co-existed with them -- not just barely tolerated them. Also, just simple common sense was so pleasant to see. No "major plot twists" with contrived "stupidity". By stupidity, I mean the typical, "such as turning your back on a bad guy", or when teens are in a house that has a known killer in it, and the kids decide to split-up to find him, and then get picked off one at a time. Needless to say, there is no "bad guy" or "killer" in this movie, but there are a couple of things that happen, and common sense not only wins out, but was also present from the beginning. Also, the hardship of a housing shortage just after World War II versus the desire for a college education. Despite that obstacle and other obstacles, these "young" adults were adult about overcoming their problems, most of the time. Also, I liked that Peggy established a lecture (series?) for the wives of students when she discovered that many wives felt left out of their husbands lives due to lack of formal education. The women weren't dumb, just hadn't been exposed to the same ideas. And a note to teens of today, yes, there was a time that many students were husbands/men and wives were in a secondary position. I found the movie very uplifting, amusing and well acted.


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