Room for One More (1952): Norman Taurog’s Family Serio-Comedy, Starring Cary Grant and Betsy Drake (Real-Life Wife)

Vet filmmaker Norman Taurog directed Room for One More, a family serio-comedy-drama, starring Cary Grant and Betsy Drake.

Room for One More
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Film poster

Jack Rose and Melville Shavelson’s script was based on the 1950 autobiography of by Anna Perrott Rose.

Anna Rose visits an orphanage and decides to foster a child. Jane, a very unhappy 13-year-old.  The girl moves in with Anna, her engineer husband, George “Poppy” Rose, and their three children (Trot, Tim, and Teenie) for two weeks.

Resentful at first, Jane eventually forms a bond with the Roses. When Jane’s two-week visit comes to an end, it is Poppy who decides to let her stay.


Directed by Norman Taurog
Produced by Henry Blanke
Screenplay by Jack Rose Melville Shavelson, based on Room for One More
1950 book by Anna Perrott Rose
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Robert Burks
Edited by Alan Crosland Jr.
Distributed by Warner Bros.

Release date: January 10, 1952

Running time: 98 minutes