The More the Merrier is a 1943 English-language Comedy Romance film written by Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster and Garson Kanin. The movie is directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens under the banner of Columbia Pictures. During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two. The more the merrier features Jean Arthur, Joel Mccrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines, Bruce Bennett, Frank Sully and Marjorie Wood. The screenplay is written by Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ross and Robert W. Russell which is inspired from Two's a Crowd screenplay by Garson Kanin. The music was composed by Leigh Harline. Cinematography was done by Ted Tetzlaff and editing by Otto Meyer. The movie has a running time of 104 minutes. It was released on 13th May 1943 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. The More the Merrier was made on a budget of $0 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $1 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Columbia Pictures. At the 1944 Oscar Awards It won an award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Charles Coburn).
Comedy , Romance , War
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