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Love Nest (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 October 1951 (USA)
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Two married New Yorkers purchase an old, run-down building full of colorful tenants.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman (as Joseph Newman)

Writers:

I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), Scott Corbett (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Haver ... Connie Scott
William Lundigan ... Jim Scott
Frank Fay ... Charles Kenneth 'Charley' Patterson
Marilyn Monroe ... Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens
Jack Paar ... Ed Forbes
Leatrice Joy ... Eadie Gaynor
Henry Kulky ... George Thompson
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Storyline

Jim and Connie's postwar New York building troubles keep Jim from working on his novel. Ex-WAC from Jim's army days Roberta moves in, further upsetting Connie but pleasing Jim's friend Ed. Tenant Charley, who marries tenant Eadie, loans money to Jim to help him keep the building, money which this Casanova obtains from rich widows. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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It's open house for laughter...and the screen's most heart-warming house-warming in years!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reluctant Landlord See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The $800 estimate for the electrical work would equate to about $7,710 in 2017. See more »

Quotes

Connie Scott: This place is awfully expensive.
Jim Scott: Oh, well, you only live once.
Connie Scott: At these prices, you couldn't afford to live more than once.
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Featured in American Masters: Jack Paar: 'As I Was Saying...' (1997) See more »

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Music by David Raksin
[Heard as Patterson orders dinner in Pierrot's]
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Likable but decidedly lightweight
9 October 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Likable but decidedly lightweight early 50s situation comedy with an effective extended cameo from Monroe, who doesn't put a foot wrong. Apparently there was such a fuss over the bathing costume Monroe wears that there had to be a closed set for the shooting of those scenes. This just shows how difficult it is for us now to see how scurrilous this seeming innocuous move must have seemed at the time. Soldiers are returning from the war and things will not be the same again. Women are not going to give up the new positions they have been thrust into by the conflict, even if the likes of Frank Fay's aged womaniser do try and get things back for the men. Some extraordinary one liners, not all funny, but certainly pointed help to keep this afloat.


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