George Washington Slept Here Overview:

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)

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.

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.

Raymond: [hanging from a tree branch] Hey Uncle Bill, look at me, I'm Tarzan the apeman!
Raymond: Look at me, up in a tree!
Bill Fuller: Right where he belongs.

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The play opened on Broadway, in New York City, New York, USA, on Friday, October 18th, 1940 and closed on Saturday, March 15th, 1941, after 173 performances. The cast included Ernest Truex, Dudley Digges, Jean Dixon and Percy Kilbride, who originated his movie role as Mr. Kimber.
Leon Ames, who appears as a neighbor, makes reference to "The Man Who Came To Dinner" (1942), another Moss Hart/Irving Kaufman play. He states that he is appearing in that play in a community theater.
The dog in the movie, called Terry, was also the same one in The Wizard of Oz, where it gained its fame, as Toto, three years earlier.
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