You know I love classic movies. I will much watch pretty much any movie if it's in black and white and made before 1965. I especially love movies that I've never really heard of but they have an actor I like in the starring role. This time around for the Saturday International Museum of Art free movie they are screening a film I have seen a number of times on tv but haven't had the chance to catch on the big screen.

The More The Merrier was made in 1943 at the height of World War II. People were traveling all over the country to do their part to win the war, but many cities, including Washington, D.C., were dealing with a lack of places to put people.

To help pay her bills, Jean Arthur's character rents a room to an older gentleman and a handsome soldier played by Joel McCrea. Her character Connie is engaged but sparks fly between her and Joel McCrea and the older gentleman tries to get them together but being a 1940s romantic comedy, he messes everything up and almost ends up driving the two would-be lovers apart.

Of course that doesn't happen, but it's fun to watch Jean Arthur flirt and be flustered by the incredibly hot Joel McCrea. It's a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your honey on Valentine's Day weekend.

The movie is free and afterward, check out the Museum. It has a lot of interesting exhibits, and the architecture and furnishings are breathtaking. You can even enjoy the fantastically well-priced concessions. They have popcorn, soft drinks, and candy for a buck a piece so you can take someone with you and will probably only spend about $20 for the whole afternoon.

WHAT: The More The Merrier
WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana

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