awards & nominations

The More the Merrier (1943)

Charles Coburn as "Benjamin Dingle"

Due to a housing shortage in Washington, D.C., during World War II, Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur) agrees to rent part of her apartment to wealthy retiree Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) and soldier Joe Carter (Joel McCrea). Although Connie is engaged to the unexciting Charles Pendergast (Richard Gaines), she becomes fond of Joe. When Dingle notices their interests in each other, he attempts to play matchmaker -- but instead causes problems for the entire apartment.

Academy Award (1943)WonActor in a Supporting Role

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Charles Coburn as "John P. Merrick"

John P. Merrick, the world's richest man, is annoyed to hear workers at one of his stores are trying to form a union. Getting a menial job, he's determined to root out the troublemakers, but soon finds their grievances are genuine through Miss Jones, Merrick's co-worker and O'Brien's girlfriend. Eventually, Merrick leads the fight for decent rights and also finds a girl of his own.

Academy Award (1941)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role

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