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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Apartment For Peggy (1948)

A retired professor (Edmund Gwenn) is depressed and suffers from suicidal thoughts. But his life is upended and for the better when an ex-GI (William Holden) and his cheerful chatterbox of a wife (Jeanne Crain) move into his attic. Based on the novella AN APARTMENT FOR JENNY by Faith Baldwin and directed by George Seaton (AIRPORT). A piffle of a movie, this bubbly dramedy is so good natured that it's hard to resist. Crain is at her loveliest and most appealing here so it's easy to see why she was such a fan favorite in the 1940s. She has the ability to be sweet without being saccharine. The film is predictable and you know every step of the way where this will all end up but it's harmless and the trip is pleasant. The film was shot in the three strip Technicolor process but unfortunately, the print I saw was faded. With Gene Lockhart, Randy Stuart and Gene Nelson. 

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