Room for One More (1952) Warner Archive 1/26/2021
Directed By: Norman Taurog
Starring: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Mary Treen, Irving Bacon, Randy Stuart
Disclaimer: Warner Archive has provided me with a copy of this film free of charge for the purposes of review. All opinions contained within are my own honest reflections.
Room for One More is a movie with a great deal of heart and tenderness, yet I think it never skirts the line into overly sappy or sentimental. Okay, maybe just a little but, the film is so well made you easily forgive some indulgences. You also have to give the movie a lot of props for tackling a subject like adoption and, highlighting that troubled kids need good homes as well. Also, some of the abused kids behavior seems realistic. For example the first adopted girl Jane (Iris Mann) hoards food in secret which is a real disorder associated with abused children. Though it may never be considered a 'classic', Room for One More has laughs, heart and some great acting.
Picture: Room for One More continues the long line of amazing restorations. The film looks pristine with artifacts or scratches scrubbed clean. Black and white contrast is well balanced achieving a nice clean clear look. Really excellent work.
Sound: Just like the picture, Room for One More has a nice DTS 2.0 track. Dialogue comes through nicely with no background hiss present.
Extras: The disc includes two classic Warner cartoons Feed the Kitty and Operation: Rabbit and trailer.