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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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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


The More The Merrier

By Kayla on Jul 30, 2015 From The Cinema Dilettante

The More The Merrier July 30, 2015 / The Cinema Dilettante I was going to attempt to do a relatively coherent review of this movie. Instead of writing, however, I watched it again. I got to the scene on the steps… and all I have is a Cinema Dilettante Reaction Otter™. First,... Read full article


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[Carter and Dingle are reading a "Dick Tracy" comic strip]
Constance 'Connie' Milligan: Is that the best you can do with your time?
Joe Carter: Mmm. Got to keep up with what's going on.
Benjamin Dingle: I missed two Sundays with "Superman" once, and I've never felt right since.
Constance 'Connie' Milligan: Seems to me you might read something more beneficial.
Joe Carter: Like what?
Constance 'Connie' Milligan: Like the editorials, for instance, or the columns. All well-informed people read the columnists.
Benjamin Dingle: Such as Mr. Pendergast, I suppose.
Constance 'Connie' Milligan: You're right, I suppose. Mr. Pendergast always reads the columnists.
Joe Carter: Are they funny?
Benjamin Dingle: Sometimes, but no pictures.


Joe Carter: I love you Connie. Did you hear what I said?
Constance 'Connie' Milligan: Yes.
Joe Carter: Well, if you feel the same way would you tell me?
Constance 'Connie' Milligan: Would you stay right where you are?
Joe Carter: Yes.
Constance 'Connie' Milligan: I love you more than anything in the world.


Benjamin Dingle: There are two kinds of people - those who don't do what they want to do, so they write down in a diary about what they haven't done, and those who are too busy to write about it because they're out doing it!


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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).
Final film of Helen Holmes.
The unusual little car Connie's friends drive is a Fiat Topolino convertible. 'Topolino' means 'little mouse' in Italian.
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