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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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Judge Thaddeus Turner
Johnny Sands ...
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Bessie
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Chester Walters
Ransom M. Sherman ...
Judge Treadwell (as Ransom Sherman)
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Winters
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Melvin - Police Turnkey
Ian Bernard ...
Perry
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Storyline

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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Rollicking Romantics!

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Suddenly It's Spring  »

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Trivia

The "man with the power" rhyming routine was adapted into the song lyric of The Atomic Fireballs' song "Man With the Hex" during the Swing Revival of the 1990s. See more »

Goofs

When the main characters arrive at the picnic in a jalopy, the windshield is folded down but when they get out, it's back up. See more »

Quotes

Susan: You're going to make me an old maid.
Margaret: Only until you're 18.
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Connections

Referenced in Labyrinth (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Nice comedy

Shirley Temple plays a high school girl Susan Turner who falls for an artist called Richard Nugent (Cary Grant).Also Susan's older sister Judge Margaret Turner starts to like this playboy artist.The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is a good comedy which has many fine moments.The acting is brilliant, and how could you miss with this cast.Cary Grant is a man you can always count on.He could always make great performances.Myrna Loy is wonderful and so is Shirley Temple.This ex-child star celebrates her 76th birthday today, so happy birthday Shirley. I recommend this screwball comedy for everybody, who needs a few laughs.


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