The More the Merrier

directed by George Stevens
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1943
Date Added:04/05/2008
Date Watched:04/05/2008
Description:During the war, a young woman, Constance Milligan (Jean Arthur) rents out half her apartment. She's disturbed when an old (and harmless) man, Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) insists on taking it, and even more disturbed when Benjamin rents out half of his room to Joe Carter (Joel McCrea).

Constance is engaged to a government official, but she and Joe are soon attracted to each other. Benjamin takes over and makes sure their romance ends in marriage.

The movie was remade in 1966 as Walk, Don't Run.
My Rating:6

Reviews for The More the Merrier

Review - More the Merrier, The

The movie was very funny for the first half, and Charles Coburn was hilarious in his role. But things just got silly toward the end. I don't care for Jean Arthur in romantic roles, and the way she acted in the final few minutes of the movie, complete with bizarre noises that, I guess, were supposed to indicate love and confusion were enough to knock the movie down a couple ratings.

The war-time environment and fashions of Washington were interesting to see.
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