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More The Merrier

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.56 /10
Jean Arthur , Joel McCrea , Charles Coburn
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Directed by: George Stevens
Written by: Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster from a story by Ross and Russell

Released: 1943
Genre: WAR
Origin: US
Length: 104

The housing shortage in wartime Washington makes a young woman (Jean Arthur, pictured right) share her apartment with two men (Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn) who decide she is about to marry the wrong man.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Charming romantic comedy, marred for some by Jean Arthur's overacting. She's noticeably better when unbending towards Joel McCrea than early on, when playing the prim control-freak. The plot eventually runs out of steam, but there are many enjoyable set-pieces along the way. McCrea gives a fine, unselfish performance - arguably his best. Remade, not nearly so effectively, as Walk Don't Run (1966).

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