Make Your Own Bed
Make Your Own Bed is a 1944 American comedy film directed by Peter Godfrey and written by Francis Swann, Edmund Joseph and Richard Weil. The film stars Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Irene Manning, Alan Hale, Sr., George Tobias and Robert Shayne. The film was released by Warner Bros. on June 10, 1944.
|Make Your Own Bed|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Peter Godfrey|
|Produced by||Alex Gottlieb|
|Screenplay by||Francis Swann|
Alan Hale, Sr.
|Music by||Heinz Roemheld|
|Edited by||Clarence Kolster|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Wealthy and eccentric Walter Whirtle (Alan Hale) and his wife Vivian (Irene Manning) can't seem to keep servants at their country estate. Whirtle, having insulted a policeman, is jailed, and meets inept (and newly-fired) private detective Jerry Curtis (Jack Carson), who had arrested the district attorney. Claiming that he is being stalked by Nazi spies, Walter hires Jerry to pose as his butler and Jerry's long-suffering fiancée Susan Courtney (Jane Wyman) to pose as his cook and investigate. He also hires a cast of German radio actors to portray the spies and string Jerry and Susan along. Other elements of intrigue develop when Walter suspects Vivian of carrying on an affair, and Susan sees Jerry landed in a series of compromising situations.
- Jack Carson as Jerry Curtis
- Jane Wyman as Susan Courtney
- Irene Manning as Mrs. Vivian Whirtle
- Alan Hale, Sr. as Walter Whirtle
- George Tobias as Boris Fenilise
- Robert Shayne as Lester Knight
- Tala Birell as Miss Marie Gruber
- Ricardo Cortez as Wilson
- Marjorie Hoshelle as Miss Elsa Wehmer
- Kurt Katch as Herr von Ritter