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||IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 from APPROVED votes
||Release: 05 Jan 1949 /
||Director: George Seaton,
||Synopsis: Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor, a chipper young mother-to-be who charms him into renting out his ...
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Behind the misleadingly sappy title lies one of the decade's most
positive and humorously enriching films. On the surface, the story is
about the post-war housing shortage and the difficulties returning vets
had in trying to start a family in old trailers, quonset huts, or
whatever lodging could be slapped together. Peggy (Jeanne Crain) is a
charmingly spunky newly-wed whose husband (William Holden) is in
college on the GI Bill. There she meets stodgy old professor (Edmund
Gwenn) and tries to talk her way into making his attic a new home for
the couple and their expected baby. The trouble is Gwenn has turned his
big old house into a mausoleum in tribute to his dead wife. Now he
lives alone, in despair. Having completed his life's work he sees no
further point in living and thus looks forward to suicide. In the
process, however, he fails to factor in the life-affirming powers of
youthful zest, old-age wisdom, and the wonderfully spirited Peggy.
What a fine piece of obscure film-making, from scripter-director George
Seaton and the cast of three principals, though Crain is a bit much at
times. The film must have cost about 50 bucks to make since nearly all
the scenes are indoors, but seldom has movie-making money been better
spent. Beneath the post-war plot, there's a parable about generational
sharing in which each age group brings uniquely enriching benefits to
those around them. Thus, Peggy brings hope, joy, and a real home to the
others, while husband Holden, though sometimes wayward, brings
dedication, hard work, and finally a sense of real values. And as the
ivory-tower professor, Gwenn contributes from the wisdom of the ages,
but also finds that true philosophical thinking lies not on the dead
pages of old books, but can also be found in the unlikeliest of
places-- in a launderette full of seemingly empty-headed young wives.
That superbly humane scene alone is worth the 90 minutes of watching.
A movie like this could have gone off-track in so many places. The
material alone might easily have slid into the sort of tear-jerking
treatment that would send me running for the off-button. But never do
the on-screen results descend to a sappy level. Instead Seaton and Co.
maintain a consistently light and intelligent touch throughout, even
during the darker passages. In fact, they accomplish one of the most
difficult of all challenges inside an industry where cynicism is the
norm and sneering is the response to any hint of idealism. To its great
credit, the film actually makes us feel that beneath our differences,
something like a harmonious human community may exist after all, as the
wonderfully metaphorical last scene suggests. I expect a little project
like this with its unfortunate title passed quickly into movie
oblivion. However, now more than ever, Apartment for Peggy needs
rediscovery. For its well-delivered message is truly
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