The More the Merrier Poster

Release Date: 1943

DVD Release Date: November 2nd, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines, Bruce Bennett, Frank Sully, Clyde Fillmore, Stanley Clements

Director: George Stevens

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Witty, Lighthearted, Endearing, Love, Pursuit, 1940s, Soldier, Rivalry


Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
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Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Nominated Writing (Original Motion Picture Story)
Nominated Outstanding Motion Picture
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