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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.

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(as Joseph Newman)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Connie Scott
... Jim Scott
... Charles Kenneth 'Charley' Patterson
... Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens
... Ed Forbes
... Eadie Gaynor
Henry Kulky ... George Thompson
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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Charley refers to Eadie as 'Cynara, Lilith , Cleopatra and Helen of Troy'. 'Cynara' is the title of a poem by Ernest Dowson (1867-1900) (as well as the title of movie, Cynara (1932)). Lilith is also the name of a goddess/ demon of the night (from Mesopotamian mythology). See more »

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Connie Scott: This place is awfully expensive.
Jim Scott: Oh, well, you only live once.
Connie Scott: At these prices, you couldn't afford to live more than once.
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Love Nest
(uncredited)
Music by Louis A. Hirsch
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
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Light and fun.
9 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

William Lundigan plays a veteran coming home from the service. He finds that his wife, June Haver, has bought a tenement--a dilapidated one. The place is a bit of a money pit and the young couple struggles to keep the place afloat. However, when they learn that the place is about to be condemned, they seem at the end of their ropes.

In this apartment complex are many interesting characters and stories. The most interesting is Charley (Frank Fay)--an older man who seems to have made a career out of romancing women. And, since he's so charming, it's easy to see why women adore him. There's also Lundigan's old army buddy--played by Marilyn Monroe. The wife is NOT thrilled to see who her husband palled around with while in the army--and she's not excited to see her move in to the vacant apartment! It's interesting to see her being wooed by Jack Paar in one of his few roles before striking it big on "The Tonight Show" on television.

Overall, the film is a light and fun film. While it's not especially deep, it is enjoyable throughout--with a cute script and nice acting.


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