Director Norman Taurog
Music director Max Steiner
Country United States
Cinematography Robert Burks
|Cast Cary Grant (George "Poppy" Rose), Betsy Drake (Anna Rose), Lurene Tuttle (Miss Kenyon), Randy Stuart (Mrs. Gladys Foreman), John Ridgely (Harry Foreman), Irving Bacon (Mayor Michael J. Kane)|
Release date January 10, 1952 (1952-01-10)
Writer Jack Rose (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (screenplay), Anna Perrot Rose (book)
Similar movies John Wick, Toy Story, Youth, Back to the Future, Vacation, Looper
Tagline Makes room for your broadest grins and your longest laughs!
Eagle scout presentation scene from movie room for one more 1952 cary grant
Room for One More is a 1952 comedy-drama film starring Cary Grant and directed by Norman Taurog. In 1962 the film became the basis for a short-lived television series with a different cast, Room for One More.
Anna (Betsy Drake) visits an orphanage and decides to foster a child. Jane, a very unhappy 13-year-old, moves in with her, her engineer husband, "Poppy" Rose (Cary Grant), and her three children. Later, 12-year-old orphan Jimmy-John, who walks with an orthopedic disability, also moves in with them. Setbacks occur as the children struggle with acceptance by their new siblings. A boy's snobby mother forbids him to take Jane to a formal school dance, but she attends anyhow, wearing a new gown, and is very popular there. Jimmy-John smashes his new bicycle in frustration, feeling that his new siblings are not accepting him. It is discovered that he can barely read, and must be tutored by Anna. He is caught at voyeurism. Poppy seriously considers returning the two adoptees to the orphanage. However, all these setbacks are overcome and the two new children become full members of the family. Jimmy-John makes a difficult hike alone in the snow to fulfill a Scouting requirement. At a school PTA meeting, Anna makes a speech to parents on the rewards of adopting older children. The story ends with Jimmy-John receiving his highly-coveted Eagle Scout medal at a Court of Honor ceremony.
ReferencesRoom for One More (film) Wikipedia
Room for One More (film) IMDb Room for One More (film) themoviedb.org