The More the Merrier (1943)
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To fully appreciate The More the Merrier, it is important to know that, during WW2, there was an acute housing shortage in Washington DC. This is why elderly Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) is obliged to share a tiny DC apartment with pretty Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur) and handsome Joe Carter (Joel McCrea). After nearly two reels of misunderstandings, the trio becomes accustomed to their curious living arrangement. Joe takes a platonic liking to Connie, but she's engaged to stuffy bureaucrat
Mar 26, 1943 Wide
Nov 2, 2004
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Harry C. Bradley
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Despite a belated drift towards sentimentality, this remains a refreshingly intimate movie.
As warm and refreshing a ray of sunshine as we've had in a very late Spring.
George Stevens' charming romantic comedy, about wartime housing conditions, benefits immensely from the chemistry between Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea.
A delightful and effervescent comedy marked with terrific performances.
Charming wartime comedy that only veers towards the end into sentimentality.
Hilarious wartime comedy with Charles Coburn stealing the show.
The housing shortage in Washington DC during the Second World War might not be the most obvious source of material for comedy, but this winning screwball manages to find plenty.
Brilliant classic comedy
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