The More the Merrier | Full Movie

The More the Merrier
  • NR
  • 1h 44m
  • 1943
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Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn star in this delightful comedy set during World War II about a single working-girl who, because of a significant housing shortage, sublets half her Washington D.C. apartment to two men for some very merry and very romantic results. For director George Stevens, THE MORE THE MERRIER would be the final film in his three picture deal with Columbia (the others were Penny Serenade and The Talk Of the Town), as well as his last project before entering the service in the Army Signal Corps film unit. THE MORE THE MERRIER featured terrific performances from its three stars and especially from Charles Coburn, who earned himself a 1943 Academy Award® as Best Supporting Actor. Jean Arthur, who Stevens called "one of the greatest comediennes the screen has ever seen," garnered an Academy Award® nomination as Best Actress. The film, written specifically for Arthur, also received nominations for Best Motion Picture Story, Best Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Director. In 1966, THE MORE THE MERRIER was remade as Walk, Don't Run, which starred Cary Grant and focused on the housing shortage during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
© 1943 , renewed 1971 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
Variety
Variety Staff
Rotten

A sparkling and effervescing piece of entertainment.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Fresh

Despite a belated drift towards sentimentality, this remains a refreshingly intimate movie.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther
Fresh

As warm and refreshing a ray of sunshine as we've had in a very late Spring.

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:April 7, 1943
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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