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Love Nest (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 October 1951 (USA)
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Two married New Yorkers purchase an old, run-down building full of colorful tenants.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman (as Joseph Newman)

Writers:

I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), Scott Corbett (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Haver ... Connie Scott
William Lundigan ... Jim Scott
Frank Fay ... Charles Kenneth 'Charley' Patterson
Marilyn Monroe ... Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens
Jack Paar ... Ed Forbes
Leatrice Joy ... Eadie Gaynor
Henry Kulky Henry Kulky ... George Thompson
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Storyline

Jim and Connie's postwar New York building troubles keep Jim from working on his novel. Ex-WAC from Jim's army days Roberta moves in, further upsetting Connie but pleasing Jim's friend Ed. Tenant Charley, who marries tenant Eadie, loans money to Jim to help him keep the building, money which this Casanova obtains from rich widows. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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It's open house for laughter...and the screen's most heart-warming house-warming in years!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reluctant Landlord See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie's theme song is called "Love Nest" by Louis A. Hirsch and Otto A. Harbach. It was also used for the "The Burns and Allen Show." See more »

Quotes

Connie Scott: Tell me, Miss Stevens, what did you do before the war?
Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens: The same thing I'm doing now: modeling.
Connie Scott: [ironically] Oh, then you're not a professional soldier.
Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens: Your wife has a great sense of humor.
Jim Scott: Yes.
Connie Scott: Your humorous wife needs another drink.
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M Monroe... in a small-ish role
1 August 2017 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Stars June Haver and William Lundigan as the married couple who buy an apartment building, full of interesting tenants. Soldier "Jim" is returning from war, and comes home to Connie, who is trying to fix the place up, but its turning into a real money pit. Sound familiar ? that story has been done numerous times over the years... Mr. Blanding Builds his Dream House, George Washington Slept Here, and the more recent Money Pit ! Good, solid story, with a couple surprises and twists. Great sound, picture quality. Throw in Marilyn Monroe, with a small-ish part. She does something odd with her voice; it's extra low, as if they coached her to speak in a certain way. She had been in the biz for a couple years by the time she did this one, but clearly she is not one of the leads yet. Directed Joe Newman had been nominated for two Oscars, for A.D. in 1936 and 1937... but that was years prior to this film. Story by Scott Corbett, and jazzed up by IAL Diamond, who did the screenplay for FOUR M.Monroe gigs. It's pretty good. Worth watching.


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