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Apartment for Peggy Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jeanne Crain, William Holden, Edmund Gwenn

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Professor Henry Barnes is planning on committing suicide in three weeks. He insists that he's not depressed, he just feels that his life has run its course and he shouldn't continue to take up space when he can't contribute to society. Right after he makes his announcement to his friends, he runs into a young woman named Peggy Taylor. Peggy is married to a former GI,
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Jason, and she's pregnant. Jason is going to college on a GI scholarship so he can become a teacher. Meanwhile, Peggy is looking for a place for them to stay. There's a housing shortage. Peggy is the type of person who
doesn't take no for an answer. Soon, she manages to talk Professer Barnes into letting her and Jason stay in his attic. At first, he's not too pleased with these young people crowding into his house. But, he's soon
taken by Peggy's excitement and happiness about life, and Jason's desire to fight ignorance through teaching. Professor Barnes starts to feel life is worth living.

But, Peggy and Jason still have to fight poverty while Jason tries to finish school. When Peggy loses her baby, Jason thinks it's because he couldn't afford to take care of her, so he leaves school and takes a job as a car salesman. Peggy has no idea when he'll return to school or to her. She plans to leave and stay with her sister, because the memories are too sad at the professor's house. And, when Professor Barnes finds out he's losing his friends, his depression returns. Once again, he'll have to find a reason to live.
The review of this Movie prepared by Angela Tircuit



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   midlife crisis

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Is this movie based on a    -   book

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