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Based on the autobiography by George and Anna Rose, Room for One More is a warm-hearted vehicle for husband-and-wife actors Cary Grant and Betsy Drake. Though she already has three children of her own, New Jersey housewife Anna Rose (Drake) adopts several kids born into less fortunate circumstances. Both Anna and her husband "Poppy" (Grant) must contend with the emotional baggage brought to their home by these "unwanted" kids, and both bear up quite well. The film's dramatic core concerns the Roses' efforts to reach a desperately unhappy 13-year-old girl (Iris Mann) and a physically handicapped boy with a penchant for getting into serious trouble (Clifford Tatum Jr). Despite occasional moments of anguish and pathos, Room for One More for the most part opts for a light-hearted approach to its subject matter. In 1962, a TV sitcom version of Room for One More, starring Andrew Duggan and Peggy McCay, debuted as a mid-season replacement over the ABC network; at that time, the original film was re-titled The Easy Way. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Cary Grant
as "Poppy" Rose
Betsy Drake
as Anna Rose
Randy Stuart
as Mrs. Foreman
Iris Mann
as Jane
John Ridgely
as Harry Foreman
Lurene Tuttle
as Miss Kenyon
Irving Bacon
as The Mayor
Mary Treen
as Mrs. Roberts
Malcolm Cassell
as Tim
Larry Olsen
as Ben Roberts
Lillian Bronson
as Teacher
Karen Hale
Marcoreta Hellman
Mary Newton
Oliver Blake
as Mr. Doran
Stephen Wootton
as Little Brother
William Bakewell
as Milkman
Dabbs Greer
as Scoutmaster
Don Beddoe
as School Principal
Hayden Rorke
as The Doctor
Frank Ferguson
as Steve
Charles Meredith
as Mr. Thatcher
Doris Kemper
Dorothy Kennedy
Douglas Fowley
as Ice Man
Ezelle Poule
Felice Richmond

Crew

Norman Taurog
Director
Henry Blanke
Producer
Jack Rose
Screenwriter
Melville Shavelson
Screenwriter
Robert Burks
Cinematographer
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Crosland, Jr.
Editor
Marjorie Best
Costume Designer
Gordon Bau
Makeup
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