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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  1 September 1947 (USA)
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist with screwball results.

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Teenaged Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates. He counters Susan's comic false sophistication by even more comic put-on teenage mannerisms, with a slapstick climax. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Suddenly It's Spring  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 10, 1948 with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple reprising their film roles. See more »

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When Nugent arrives home with the sleeping Susan on the sofa, he goes upstairs to remove his tuxedo jacket and tie. When the DA and Judge Turner are knocking on Nugent's door, he is wearing a smoking jacket. In the following scene where he is in a jail cell, Nugent is back wearing his tuxedo jacket and his bow tie is untied around his neck. See more »

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Richard Nugent: Ready boot, let's scoot!
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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
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Music by Joseph Meyer and Don Meyer
Lyrics by Howard Phillips
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A Good Grant Comedy
17 April 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" offered Cary Grant a plum comedy role, which he obviously relished with glee. It got him cast as a smart artist playboy paired with no nonsense judge Myrna Loy, whose younger sister, Shirley Temple, has some growing up pains to work through. This trio, assisted by Ray Collins, Harry Davenport, and Rudy Vallee in a very funny turn, work together for some good laughs, thanks to a clever original script by Sidney Sheldon. A sequence at a park picnic is hilarious. A nice little comedy, representative of the post-WWII period as folks were looking for light entertainment and approaching the 50s with bright anticipation.


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