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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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There was a Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the movie, starring Cary Grant and Shirley Temple, which aired on June 13, 1949. See more »

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Reflection of boom mic visible in black car when it pulls up to the airport. See more »

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Agnes Prescott: Now there's a guy who never goes out of a girl's mind. He just stays there... like a heavy meal.
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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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Has Some Charm To It
4 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The slang of teenagers back in this era make this a "cute" movie that is humorous. It isn't just the teens that are fun to here: Cary Grant delivers a lot of funny lines himself. The screenplay to this movie won an Academy Award so you know the dialog is pretty good.

The story is a lightweight and goofy one but would appeal to many people. It's a little slow at first but once Shirley Temple (now in late teens) begins to get a crush on Grant, it picks up. However, be warned that especially with comedies the humor often appears dated decades later, and this surely does, too.

It's not what I'd call "hilarious," but it's a pleasant film and one of the few good ones featuring Temple as a young lady. Almost all of her memorable films were when she was a youngster in the 1930s. This gets passable grades, however.


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