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Apartment For Peggy
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on June 25, 2013
I was THRILLED to finally find Apartment for Peggy. We had taped this movie a long time ago when it was playing a then channel with no commercial interruptions. The channel at the time would have advertisements before and after the movie played but not during. So the taped version was the only copy we had. I have been looking literally for years for this movie and I was ecstatic to find it available. The actors Jeanne Crain, William Holden and Edmund Gwenn played their roles perfectly. Very genuine, warm and so funny. Some may consider this movie to have a simple story line, but look a little deeper and you'll see how these situations could transport to this day an age. Returning service men struggling to make ends meet with limited finances. They are trying to support a family with basic needs while at the same time trying to further their education. You learn about sacrifices people have to make, the sadness and loss due to a miscarriage and of lonely people who no longer feel needed or useful. It is a tender hearted movie, very enjoyable and a great date night movie. In the end things don't end perfectly but they are back on track leaving the viewer with hope.
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on March 15, 2013
One of the great movies that dealt with WWII veterans and their return to civilian life that is almost forgotten today. Like director George Seaton's "Miracle on 34th Street" the year before, "Apartment for Peggy" mixes drama with humor. Seaton gets a wonderful performance from Jeanne Crain. The role of Peggy fits her like a glove. If there was a movie where she deserved a Best Actress nomination, it's for this role, I think; she's a force of nature as a 19-year-old mother-to-be. William Holden as Peggy's husband Jason, and Edmund Gwenn as a retired college professor are also good, with Gwenn being particularly poignant as a lonely widower who reluctantly takes the couple into his home. I wish @Fox_Video had given this film the DVD A-treatment. It deserved a decent restoration (it was filmed in Technicolor) and commentary along with some extras. When released, the New York Times said it was one of the best films of the year. The on-demand DVD transfer is okay, with many of the interior scenes a little too dark. The sound is fine and the film itself holds up very well. Four stars for the movie, but 2.5 for the DVD quality. Still, I'm glad I purchased this DVD. I've been waiting for it to become available for years.
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on August 4, 2016
This is one of the great ones that I saw at The Orleans (IN) Theater in 1948. It accomplishes 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. Now more than ever, 'Apartment for Peggy' needs rediscovery, because its well-delivered message is truly trans-generational.
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on July 14, 2016
Has the right amount of Comedy, Romance & Drama without overdoing the Romance/Drama. Love the Acting/Story. We all know at least one optimist like Peggy. Story is set at a University. All the GI's are coming home, starting families & starting school. Where to house them all? Well that's the start for Peggy & husband. Watch to get the rest.
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on March 19, 2014
First watched this movie on AMC many years ago. I am a big fan of William Holden and as a young girl watched many of his movies with my mom . Had not seen this movie for a few years and decided to check on Amazon to see if it was out on dvd. It was and I ordered it right away. It was at my home in 4-5 days, and I put it in the dvd player that evening. Really enjoyed seeing it again. Will loan it out to family & friends to watch. If you like a good movie on a rainy/snowy day to watch, this is one you will like.It will make you smile and maybe a bit sad, but worth seeing .
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on January 15, 2017
I taped this years ago off of tv on VHS and the quality was poor. I love having this on DVD now and such a heartwarming movie. It arrived on time and in great condition!
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on June 6, 2017
A good, clean copy. It would have been better with sub-titles.
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on August 26, 2017
Excellent
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on January 20, 2014
I love watching these old movies! You can,t get movies/actors like this anymore! keep putting these on DVD,s so we can enjoy more
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on February 5, 2015
A really fun movie! Not another movie like it. Jeanne Crain and Edmund Gwenn are outstanding in this movie!!! William Holden is a good supporting actor! It makes me smile thinking about Peggy! She has a way of looking at life that you have to chuckle at.... Try it, you'll like it!
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