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Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, War | 8 July 1944 (USA)
A young girl rents an apartment from a man who has recently enlisted in the Marines. The trouble is that he's given out keys to a half-dozen of his friends, and they all keep dropping in.

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Joe May

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Philip Yordan (screenplay), John H. Kafka (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Simone Simon ... Kathie Aumont
James Ellison ... Mike O'Brien
William Terry ... Johnny Moore
Minna Gombell ... Mrs. Collins
Chick Chandler ... Jack
Alan Dinehart ... Judge
Gladys Blake ... Sally
Robert Mitchum ... CPO Jeff Daniels
Dorothy Granger ... Irene
Grady Sutton ... George
Fern Emmett ... Shrew
Chester Clute ... Mr. Collins
Janet Shaw ... Gladys
Jerry Maren ... Gremlin
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Storyline

Kathie Aumont has just arrived in the big city to work at a defense plant. When the promised accommodation with her friend Sally falls through, Kathie is forced to find somewhere else to live in the city where there is a virtually zero vacancy. She is able to finagle renting the apartment of Johnny Moore, who is just heading off into the marines. What Johnny forgets to tell her before he leaves is that he has given his apartment key to many of his enlisted friends for them to be able to use the apartment whenever they are in town. As such, Kathie never knows who she's going to find in the apartment. Complications ensue when Kathie falls for two of them, and they with her. One of them is Mike O'Brien, a navy sailor and notorious womanizer. The other is Johnny himself, Kathie and he who had a moment before he left and who comes home unexpectedly on a twenty-four hour pass. It gets even more complicated when one of the apartment keys gets into the wrong hands. All these complications are... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They've Got Her On A MERRY-GO-ROUND...and she can't get off!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

And So They Were Married See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Alice Means Reeve's story originally appeared in Liberty Magazine. See more »

Goofs

When Kathie is leaving for her first day at work in the aircraft factory, she is already wearing her company ID badge - which she would not have received already without appearing in person first, for security reasons. See more »

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Referenced in Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star (1991) See more »

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Chopsticks
(uncredited)
Music by Euphemia Allen
Played as background music when Jerry Malone first walks into Kathie's apartment
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A series of meet-cutes soon becoming a series of romantic misunderstandings...
21 May 2011 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Fairly sharp script by Philip Yordan and John Kafka, from Alice Reeve's magazine story, about a working gal in Washington, DC who, because of the housing shortage created by returning WWII soldiers, accepts an apartment from a Marine on deployment. Unfortunately, he has also given copies of the key to all his buddies on shore leave, though our attractive heroine--Simone Simon, who keeps singing "Frère Jacques" to tell us she's a Frenchie--doesn't seem to mind the unwarranted drop-ins. For some odd reason, a comical Beelzebub (with what sounds like the uncredited voice of Mel Blanc) is injected into this merry mix-up of the sexes, as well as bratty twin boys who keep barging in unannounced to use Simon's bathroom! It all begins well enough before losing steam in the second-half, turning into a screwball romp with pie-in-the-face humor and the type of wrap-up in Night Court which seldom works. Noteworthy for an early appearance by Robert Mitchum (who has a funny bit flipping Simon onto a bed), but the laughs are spread pretty thin. *1/2 from ****


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