The More the Merrier
The More the Merrier (1943)

To fully appreciate The More the Merrier, it is important to know that, during WW2, there was an acute housing shortage in Washington DC. This is why elderly Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) is obliged to share a tiny DC apartment with… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 26, 1943
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A sparkling and effervescing piece of entertainment.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Stevens moves things along a lot more briskly than is usual for him.

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Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects

Black and white, vaudevillian-style hilarity ensues.

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Time Out

Despite a belated drift towards sentimentality, this remains a refreshingly intimate movie.

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Empire Magazine

Hilarious screwball comedy.

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TV Guide

A delightful and effervescent comedy marked with terrific performances.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

As warm and refreshing a ray of sunshine as we've had in a very late Spring.

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Emanuel Levy

George Stevens' charming romantic comedy, about wartime housing conditions, benefits immensely from the chemistry between Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Charming wartime comedy that only veers towards the end into sentimentality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
George Stevens' comic war-at-home tale about the housing and man shortage in Washington D.C. that works principally because of the chemistry of its cast,… More
Byron Brubaker
Great screwball comedy! The map and schedule bit near the beginning is one of the best bits of comedy business I've seen. Jean Arthur is lovely but a… More
Aj V
Although there were a couple of movies with this same story, I enjoyed this one. The actors are good and the movie is very funny.
John Ballantine
This was likely done to distract folks from the War but it actually is quite good. I found the chemistry between Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea to be excellent.… More
Stella Dallas
starts off screwball and ends somewhat sappily. it's easy to see the template for every lame romantic comedy in these old films. the cast is delightful:… More
Eduardo Tobias
This was just hilarious. If you like classic comedies then this must be on your watch list. At first I was thinking of giving this a low review but it started… More