Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The wartime housing shortage in Washington DC is the basis for this comedy. Several attractive young ladies rent a single DC apartment, causing no end of complications to their various professional and private lives. Also moving in (due to a misunderstanding) is a young newlywed (Jane Wyman), whose flustered husband (Jack Carson) is denied access to the apartment. The funniest of the female roommates is a visiting Russian sniper, played con brio by Eve Arden. The Doughgirls is based on the popular Broadway play by Joseph A. Fields (with uncredited assistance by George S. Kaufman). Three Stooges fans are advised to keep an eye out for Curly Joe DeRita as an unhappy schlemiel who can't find a place to sleep.
war, apartment, army, bachelorette, complications, couple, dating, honeymoon, house, husband, lady, man, military, motel, newlywed, officer, overcrowding, personality, privacy, profession, room, roommate, Russia, Russian [nationality], shortage, sleep, sniper, visit, woman, youth