The More the Merrier (1943)
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.