A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long suffering brother.
Anna Kalman is an accomplished actress who has given up hope of finding the man of her dreams. She is in the middle of taking off her face cream, while talking about this subject with her ... See full summary »
Free-thinking Johnny Case finds himself betrothed to a millionaire's daughter. When her family, with the exception of black-sheep Linda and drunken Ned, want Johnny to settle down to big business, he rebels, wishing instead to spend the early years of his life on "holiday." With the help of his friends Nick and Susan Potter, he makes up his mind as to which is the better course, and the better mate. Written by
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In the poster art and some surviving stills, Hepburn wears a light-colored straw hat with her final costume in the film. this hat never appears in the film and must have been used only for photos before the film's release before being replaced with the wide-brimmed dark felt hat that is actually in the film. See more »
In the playroom, Linda's diamond necklace is three strands. In several scenes the necklace is two strands, then goes back to three. See more »
Well, well, let's ring bells! Let's send up skyrockets! . . . Well, let's turn on all the lights in the house.
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This collaboration between Kathryn Hepburn and Cary Grant is not seen often enough. The two are as at ease with one another as they are in the better known film "Bringing Up Baby". In this film, rather than a tame leopard, they are teamed with a dipsomaniac brother, soured on his future by a father whose parenting skills are either anemic or entirely lacking.
The Potters, Nick and Susan, are the secret treasure in this film. They are so relaxed, and so full of joie d'vivre that even having first seen it as a small boy, I was impressed with just how much fun this college professor and his wife were, that I wanted to be a professor myself, at the ripe old age of 10.
There may be a connection, or there may not, but I have been involved in higher education, from being an undergraduate to an employee in an academic library, for 32 years. At any rate, I think it more likely that this picture, and pictures like "Tall Story" and the "Absent-minded Professor" (with Fred McMurray) had more of an influence than "Bedtime for Bonzo".
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