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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1947 (USA)
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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Myrna Loy was almost 23 years older than her on-screen sister Shirley Temple . See more »

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The judge is woken up 'a few minutes past eight' in the morning, yet is still able to be in court by 9 am for a hearing. Her activities in that 55 minutes: get dressed, have breakfast, get to the courthouse, put on her robe, chat with her uncle, enter the courtroom. See more »

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Susan: Well, my attitude is that one female judge in the family is enough.
Richard Nugent: Did you say that your name was Turner?
Susan: That's right! My sister is Judge Margaret Turner.
Richard Nugent: Nice to have met the family, bye.
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My knight in shining armor
15 February 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is a delightful movie has the imprint of Sidney Sheldon all over the place. Not only is Mr. Sheldon a good writer, but it shows he has an ear for what seem to work, be it a book, or in this case, a screenplay. Under the direction of Irving Reis, this comedy is still fun to watch after all these years.

The stars, of course, are the main reasons for watching "The Boxer and the Bobby Soxer". The film's premise is about the infatuation of a impressionable teen ager with a much older man. The object of that affection is a playboy who appears to be unsuitable for the girl. The contrast between the older man and the young girl creates a lot of funny situations.

To make matters worse, the sister of the young girl is a judge, who sees right through the roguish Richard Nugent and wants him to leave the girl alone, but figures that surely her sister will soon get bored with the man.

Myrna Loy does wonders with her role as Margaret Turner. Cary Grant brings his natural elegance to the role of Richard Nugent; just watch him in the picnic competition. Shirley Temple is a sweet Susan, the girl infatuated with Richard. In minor roles, Rudy Vallee and Ray Collins are perfectly cast.

In a couple of scenes in the film we see Richard Nugent in shining armor, as both sisters take turns in imagining him her hero. Only the right one will be rewarded.


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