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No Room for the Groom

  • Comedy
  • 1952
  • Douglas Sirk
  • 82 mins
  • U

Summary

Alvah, a young GI who happens to own a vineyard, elopes to Las Vegas with Lee, his housekeeper's daughter. But Alvah's chicken pox postpone the wedding night. The rest revolves around more delays to the consummation, caused by Lee's manipulative Mama and the flock of mostly obnoxious relatives with whom she's filled the house.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Piper Laurie is the young wife of a GI who moves in with her family while he is off on duty. When her husband (Tony Curtis) returns, he finds himself surrounded by her relatives, including Spring Byington as the mother trying to marry her off to someone else (Don DeFore). The breezy and attractive young leads help to keep this idiotic, frenzied and only mildly amusing comedy alive for director Douglas Sirk, whose reputation rests on rather better material than this, and whose particular gifts are of little use here.

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Credits

Cast

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Alvah MorrellTony Curtis
Lee KingsheadPiper Laurie
Herman Strouple Don DeFore
Mamma KingsheadSpring Byington
Will StubbinsJack Kelly

Crew

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DirectorDouglas Sirk

Details

Released on
1952-12-04
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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