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Room for One More (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 January 1952 (USA)
A fairly well-to-do family takes in two troubled orphans.

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Norman Taurog

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Jack Rose (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... George Rose
Betsy Drake ... Anna Perrott Rose
Lurene Tuttle ... Miss Kenyon
Randy Stuart ... Gladys Foreman
John Ridgely ... Harry Foreman
Irving Bacon ... Mayor Michael J. Kane
Mary Treen ... Grace Roberts (as Mary Lou Treen)
Iris Mann ... Jane Miller
George Winslow ... Teenie
Clifford Tatum Jr. ... Jimmy John Wilson
Gay Gordon Gay Gordon ... Trot
Malcolm Cassell Malcolm Cassell ... Tim
Larry Olsen ... Benji Roberts
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bakewell ... Milkman (scenes deleted)
Douglas Fowley ... Ice Man (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Anne and "Poppy" Rose are the average American family, with three quirky kids. Anne has a good heart and gives lost cats and dogs a home - and one day also the orphan Jane, a problem child who already tried to kill herself once. At first Poppy is worried and wants to get rid of her, but with love and patience they finally manage to integrate her into the family. Just then Anne invites another orphan, the aggressive handicapped Jimmy-John, to their summer vacation. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Heartwarming family film
6 December 2005 | by fgoodwinSee all my reviews

I loved this film. It is the story of a family (Cary Grant and Betsy Drake starring as "Poppy" and Anna Rose) who take in a couple of orphaned children, and the various mi-adventures and calamities that result.

I enjoyed the way the film dealt with some real-life issues, like how the financially-strapped couple would deal with the added costs of taking in another child, how "natural" children deal with adopted children, and how "normal" children deal with disabled children. Some of the scenes aren't pretty; in the current era of political-correctness, we sometimes forget how mean children could be to one another back in those days.

There are several scenes in the movie that involve the Boy Scouts. As a Scouter myself, these were my favorite parts. I especially liked the Eagle ceremony, and I really noticed how the Pledge of Allegiance, as said in 1952, omits "under God", which wasn't added until 1954! Another thing I noticed: George Winslow, who played "Teenie" in this movie, later played a Cub Scout in "Mister Scoutmaster" (1953) starring Clifton Webb and Frances Dee.

Scouting played a prominent role in both films, which evidenced the place of Scouting in American society of the 1950s. For those of us currently involved in Scouting, we can only look with nostalgia at how Scouting was viewed at that time: as a wholesome activity for boys, unburdened with all the baggage of the political-correctness of our times.

Whether you're a Scouter or not, I think (unless you're totally jaded) that you and your children will really enjoy this heartwarming story of Scouting in an extended family.


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