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Basics Critics:77Viewers:72Rusty:76
Category: Comedy, RomanceNotable as: Romance FilmSub-Category: Black-and-white, Romantic comedy, Romance Film, ComedyNarrative location: WashingtonRuntime: 104 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: George StevensScreenwriter: Robert Russell, Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Robert RussellMusic: Leigh HarlineCinematography: Ted TetzlaffStars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines, Bruce Bennett, Don Douglas, Stanley Clements, Frank Sully, Clyde FillmoreProducer: George StevensAwards won: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Charles Coburn)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Jean Arthur)
Academy Award for Best Director (George Stevens)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Story (Frank Ross)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ross)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The More the Merrier is a 1943 American comedy film made by Columbia Pictures which makes fun of the housing shortage during World War II, especially in Washington, D.C.. The picture stars Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn. The movie was directed by George Stevens. The film was written by Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ross, and Robert Russell, from "Two's a Crowd", an original story by Garson Kanin. This film was remade in 1966 as Walk, Don't Run, with Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar and Jim Hutton.

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