Norman Taurog’s early 1952 Room for One More, isn’t your normal big family film, and couldn’t be
further afield from the likes of Yours, Mine and Ours, or The Brady Bunch.

It involves adoption, and while it generally handles the subject well, tugging repeatedly at the audience’s heart-strings, it also has a bit of a strident side.

It was one of Cary Grant’s two 1952 releases, and one of only two feature films for Iris Mann, who moved from entertainment to a career in journalism.

That noted, Mr. Grant and Betsy Drake play a wonderful couple, with more to that story, involving the Andrea Doria.

Derived from what appears to be a beautifully struck fine grain master, the result on Blu-ray is a perfect representation of the work of Robert Burks.

The score is by someone named Steiner.

Image – 5

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Yes

Recommended

RAH

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No doubt, there’s always room for one more Cary Grant; and I shall add this to my list. But when speaking of Director Norman Taurog, I keep wondering if we’ll ever see a BD of Paramount’s “Skippy”? Not only was “Skippy” an Oscar winner for Best Director, but was the film to mark the first Oscar nomination for Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
 
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But no Bringing up Baby. Go figure?
My bet is that Bringing Up Baby will be released through Criterion. It fits the pattern, as they released the Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant pairings of Holiday and The Philadelphia Story; plus Howard Hawks His Girl Friday, Red River and Only Angels Have Wings.
 
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But no Bringing up Baby. Go figure?

Bringing Up Baby is originally RKO, and the elements for most RKO titles are believed to be in poor shape, meaning that it would take more time/money to restore it to the condition that WA insists on for their BD releases. Room For One More had good elements available, making it easier to bring to disc on a budget.