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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.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

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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Makes room for your broadest grins and your longest laughs! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Easy Way See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Cary Grant & Betsy Drake were married to each other when they made this film. See more »

Goofs

When kids (supposedly) gleefully slide down banister on Christmas morning, the child actress playing Trot is clearly not enjoying herself and appears to be worried about falling off. See more »

Quotes

Teenie: [after Jane comments on the size of her Christmas present box] Won't she be surprised if it's an evening gown.
Teenie: [Everybody looks at him] So shoot me.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the traditional "The End", this film ends with the French word "Bonsoir", which means "Good Evening" and is repeatedly said by the Cary Grant's character during the movie. See more »

Connections

Followed by Room for One More (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't We Be Friends
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Music by Kay Swift
Played when Jane and Poppy are dancing
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"I Love Cary"
19 December 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Pushover engineer Cary Grant (as George "Poppy" Rose) and pretty housewife Betsy Drake (as Anna Perrott Rose) live comfortably with their three kids, dog, and pregnant cat. Then, the couple decide to become foster parents to a couple of needy children. First, they take in disagreeable, neglected Iris Mann (as Jane Miller). Next, they bring in sullen, crippled Clifford Tatum Jr. (as James "Jimmy John" Wilson). Prepare to get your heart tugged as the kids learn to fit in with their new family, and visa versa...

If you've ever wondered how a TV situation comedy series starring Cary Grant would have played, this is your chance. Looking like a pilot for a series planned for Mr. Grant and Ms. Drake, who was his wife at the time, it's like "My Three Sons" and "Father Knows Best" meets "The Brady Bunch". In fact, "Room for One More" finally did become a series, in 1962. But, since Grant was a perennial box office attraction in theaters, there was no reason for him to do television. Watch it for the kids, they're terrific.

****** Room for One More (1/10/52) Norman Taurog ~ Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Clifford Tatum Jr., Iris Mann


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