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The More the Merrier (1943) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens and Fred Guiol.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorCharles CoburnWon
Best ActressJean ArthurNominated
Best DirectorGeorge StevensNominated
Best PictureColumbiaNominated
Best WritingRobert Russell, Frank RossNominated
Best WritingRobert Russell, Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. FosterNominated
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COMEDY GOLD #13: The morning routine from The More The Merrier (1943)

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 18, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #13: The morning routine from The More The Merrier (1943) On March 18, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the most endearing rom-coms of all time, the premise of The More the Merrier (dir. George Stevens, 1943) is full of comedic potential: during the war... Read full article


Screening of “The More the Merrier” at Daystar Center April 4

By Stephen Reginald on Mar 20, 2017 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of “The More the Merrier” at Daystar Center April 4 Classic Movie Man Favorites Series: The More the Merrier Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street When: April 4, 2017 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald The More the Merrier (1943) is one of the great romantic... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 11, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Directed by George Stevens, The More the Merrier tackles serious wartime issues with a lively sense of humor, something contemporary audiences must have appreciated a great deal as they struggled with housing shortages, romantic complications, and the many other mundane problems of folks supporting ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 11, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Directed by George Stevens, The More the Merrier tackles serious wartime issues with a lively sense of humor, something contemporary audiences must have appreciated a great deal as they struggled with housing shortages, romantic complications, and the many other mundane problems of folks supporting ... Read full article


Like The More the Merrier? (1943) Watch Singles (1992)

By Judy on Oct 4, 2015 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

It’s curious what will relegate a film to “dated” status. Of the last 30 years of rom-coms, Singles (1992) would make my top five. Yet due to its grunge soundtrack and location in then-trendy Seattle, Cameron Crowe’s paean to dating has been forgotten. I wonder why The More t... Read full article


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Quotes from

[pouring coffee but there is very little left because he accidently spilled most of it out a few minutes earlier]
Benjamin Dingle: There's a war going on Ms. Milligan!


Charles J. Pendergast: Mr. Carter, I lie awake nights just worrying about the situation.
Benjamin Dingle: Little do you know how much you've got to worry about.
Charles J. Pendergast: Oh yes I do.
Benjamin Dingle: Oh no you don't.
Charles J. Pendergast: Oh yes I do.
Benjamin Dingle: Oh no you don't!


Constance 'Connie' Milligan: Mr. Dingle. I prefer sharing my apartment with a lady.
Benjamin Dingle: That's fine, so would I.
Constance 'Connie' Milligan: Uh, I'm sure you'd be happier someplace else.
Benjamin Dingle: I've been there.


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The unusual little car Connie's friends drive is a Fiat Topolino convertible. 'Topolino' means 'little mouse' in Italian.
Final film of Helen Holmes.
Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists for this movie were not seen in the viewed print. These were (with their character names): Harry Bradley (Minister), Eddy Chandler (Police Captain), Kitty McHugh (Taxi Driver), Robert McKenzie (Southerner), Victor Potel (Cattleman), George Reed (Caretaker) and Mary Treen (Waitress).
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