No Room for the Groom

No Room for the Groom is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Don DeFore and Spring Byington.[1] The screenplay is based on the novel "My True Love" by Darwin Teilhet.

No Room for the Groom
Directed byDouglas Sirk
Produced byTed Richmond
Screenplay byJoseph Hoffman
Based onDarwin L. Teilhet
StarringTony Curtis
Piper Laurie
Don DeFore
Spring Byington
Music byFrank Skinner
CinematographyClifford Stine
Edited byRussell F. Schoengarth
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • June 13, 1952 (1952-06-13) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States


Vineyard owner Alvah Morrell and his girlfriend Lee Kingshead elope to Las Vegas before he must return to active military duty. They are unable to have a honeymoon because Alvah comes down with a case of chicken pox and Lee must be quarantined from him.

Alvah leaves for 10 months. During this time, Lee finds no suitable way or time to tell her manipulative mother about the marriage. Mama pretends to have fainting spells and hides her personal foibles, which include smoking and gambling.

Mama's goal is to marry Lee to the wealthy Herman Strouple, who owns a thriving cement business. Mama hopes to keep the married couple apart so that their union will never be consummated and can be legally annulled.

By the time Alvah returns, so many people are pressuring him to sell his vineyard land and home to Herman that he feels alone, particularly when others conspire to have Alvah declared mentally ill and unable to conduct his own affairs. He must trust Lee to do the right thing, and soon they're finally spending their first night together.


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