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George Washington Slept Here (1942) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by William Keighley and produced by Jerry Wald.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Max Parker, Mark-Lee Kirk; Interior Decoration: Casey RobertsNominated
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George Washington Slept Here (1942)

By Beatrice on Sep 8, 2014 From Flickers in Time

George Washington Slept Here Directed by William Keighley Written by Everett Freeman from the play by George S. Kaufman?and Moss Hart 1942/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Warner Archive DVD Moving Man: Yeah? I guess that’s what drove them to Valley Forge. This is another one of those wacky non... Read full article


DVD Review: George Washington Slept Here (1942)

on Feb 17, 2014 From True Classics

Connie Fuller (Ann Sheridan) has a fondness for antiques that her husband, Bill (Jack Benny), begrudgingly accepts with an air of exasperation. Connie longs to get out of the city and away from apartment living, so without telling Bill?a dedicated New Yorker if there ever was one?she purchases a dil... Read full article


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Bill Fuller: If George Washington slept here, where did he hang his clothes? There's not a single closet in this house, he also apparently didn't go to the bathroom.


Bill Fuller: Connie, why didn't you tell me about this letter from the bank?
Connie Fuller: I didn't want to bother you, Bill.
Bill Fuller: Bother me? It's just a letter about foreclosure, that's all.


Connie Fuller: It's Saturday afternoon. I'm taking you for a drive in the country.
Bill Fuller: A drive? What do I want to drive in the country for? It's full of insects.


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In order to create the dilapidated farmhouse, the house used in Arsenic and Old Lace (filmed in 1941) was modified by knocking out bannisters, rafters and plaster.
John Emery, playing actor Clayton Evans, says he's arrived in town to appear in a production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner", by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, (who also wrote the play on which this film is based). Ann Sheridan played Lorraine Sheldon in the 1942 film version (The Man Who Came to Dinner).
Near the beginning of the movie, while still in his New York apartment, the character played by Jack Benny mentions "Hobby Lobby". This was a radio program that was first broadcast nationally as a summer replacement for "The Jack Benny Show".
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