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Director: George Stevens     Starring: Jean Arthur
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40252306
UPC: 043396051768
UPC 14: 00043396051768
Category Keywords: British  Buddies  Romance  Romantic Comedy  Vintage  World War II
Rating: NR
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Home is where you hang your guests!
During the ww2 housing shortage in washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays cupid to the other two.
Editor's Note
Given George Stevens' penchant for romantic comedy, it's probably not surprising that the WWII housing crunch in Washington, D.C. could provide fertile grounds for his imagination. The city's dearth of apartments has made things difficult even for 60-year-old millionaire Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) who answers an ad for an apartment share only to find a long line of prospective tenants ahead of him. Claiming to be the apartment's tenant, he dismisses the others, before encountering Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur), the real leaseholder. Despite her initial reluctance to rent to a man, she gives him a trial week. While she's out the next day, Sgt. Joe Carter (Joel McCrea) arrives to inquire about the ad, and the enterprising Coburn offers him half of his room, which he accepts. Connie is angry after finding out about the second sublet and orders them both to leave, but realizes she has to let them stay, since she can't return their money, which she's already spent. It's just as well since Dingle, who's noted Carter's unusual interest in Connie, has decided to play matchmaker to the two younger people.


Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Mono Audio, Black & White

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/4/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 104 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1943
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 05176
Video UPC UPC: 00043396051768
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ann Doran
Video Cast Info Ann Savage
Video Cast Info Bruce Bennett
Video Cast Info Charles Coburn
Video Cast Info Jean Arthur
Video Cast Info Joel McCrea
Video Cast Info George Stevens - Director
Video Cast Info George Stevens - Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Flournoy, et al. - Screenplay
Plot Summary
During World War II, civil servant Connie Milligan decides to turn Washington, D.C.'s housing shortage to her advantage. But when she rents out her four-room apartment to two men, Connie gets more than she bargained for.


Oscar (1944)
Video Award Name Charles Coburn, Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name George Stevens, Nominee, Best Director
   Video Award Name George Stevens, Nominee, Best Picture

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"[An] ever-popular charmer..." 11/05/2004 p.6E

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Arthur,Jean
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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