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George Washington Slept Here

George Washington Slept Here
Movie: George Washington Slept Here(1942)[tt0034780] New Yorkers Bill and Connie Fuller have to move from their apartment. Without Bill's knowledge, Connie purchases a delapidated old farmhouse in Pennsylvania, where George Washington was supposed to have actually slept during the American Revolution. Much of the humor comes from the couple's many problems they encounter while trying to fix up the place. Written byDaniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>
Title George Washington Slept Here
Release Date 28 November 1942 (USA)
Runtime
Genres Comedy
Production Companies Warner Bros.
Jack Benny
Jack Benny...
Bill Fuller...
Ann Sheridan
Ann Sheridan...
Connie Fuller...
Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn...
Stanley J. Menninger...
Percy Kilbride
Percy Kilbride...
Mr. Kimber...
Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel...
Hester...
William Tracy
William Tracy...
Steve Eldridge...
Joyce Reynolds
Joyce Reynolds...
Madge...
Lee Patrick
Lee Patrick...
Rena Leslie...
Charles Dingle
Charles Dingle...
Mr. Prescott...
John Emery
John Emery...
Clayton Evans...
Douglas Croft
Douglas Croft...
Raymond...
Harvey Stephens
Harvey Stephens...
Jeff Douglas...
Franklin Pangborn
Franklin Pangborn...
Mr. Gibney...

Reviews

gftbiloxi on 4 May 2005
George S. Kauffman & Moss Hart's GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE was one of Broadway's most successful comedies of the early 1940s, a bright and witty tale with a slightly Americana tone that World War II audiences found particularly appealing. The film version, sparked up by the completely unexpected chemistry of dry-humored Jack Benny and "Oomph Girl" Ann Sheridan, is every bit as charming.When New Yorkers Bill and Connie Fuller (Benny and Sheridan) are evicted from their apartment (their third change of address in less than a year), wife Connie decides what they need is a place in the country... and buys an incredibly dilapidated house where George Washington is said to have once slept. Needless to say, husband Bill is horrified--and keeps on being horrified as the price of renovation skyrockets.Benny was most popular when he played himself in roles tailored to his talents, but although this role is a bit atypical his talents are well suited to the constantly harried Bill Fuller--and he has remarkable rapport with co-star Ann Sheridan, an underestimated actress who shows tremendous flair for comedy as his determinedly optimistic wife. Both are well supported by a cast that includes Charles Coburn, Joyce Reynolds, and Percy Kilbride, and Hattie McDaniel (best remembered as Mammy in GONE WITH THE WIND) really shines as Hester, their long-suffering domestic who finds herself with a hole in the kitchen wall big enough for a horse to walk through--and one does! The pace is snappy, the script is witty, and every one is sure to have a good time. Recommended.Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer

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