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The More the Merrier is a 1943 comedy film which makes fun of the World War II time housing shortage, especially in Washington, D.C.. A young woman sublets half of her tiny apartment to a middle aged man, who promptly sublets half of his half to a young man. Romance ensues. It stars Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Stanley Clements, Charles Coburn and Richard Gaines. 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Jean Arthur (October 17, 1900 (although sources also cite 1905 and 1908) - June 19, 1991) was an American actress. ... Joel Albert McCrea, (November 5, 1905 - October 20, 1990) was an American film actor. ... Stanley Clements (born Stanislaw Klimowicz) (July 16, 1926 - October 16, 1981) is an American actor and comedian. ... Charles Douville Coburn (June 17, 1877 – August 30, 1961) was an American film and theater actor. ...


The movie was written by Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Garson Kanin (uncredited), Frank Ross and Robert Russell. It was directed by George Stevens. Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 - March 13, 1999) was an American writer and director of plays and films. ... George Stevens examining film from A Place in the Sun. ...


It won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Charles Coburn) and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jean Arthur), Best Director, Best Picture, Best Writing, Original Story and Best Writing, Screenplay. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940. ... The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ...


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