Directed by George Stevens • 1943 • United States
Starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn
Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn find that three’s a crowd in this delightful screwball romp. Set during the 1940s wartime housing shortage, THE MORE THE MERRIER stars Arthur as Washington DC resident Connie Milligan, who does her part to help alleviate the situation by renting a room in her apartment to retired industrialist Benjamin Dingle (a scene-stealing, Academy Award–winning Coburn). Things get complicated when the mischievous Dingle promptly sublets half of his room to a young aircraft inventor (McCrea) and proceeds to play matchmaker to his young roommates.