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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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Lillian Randolph ...
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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1 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Suddenly It's Spring  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Matt Beemish: As Menninger clearly points out, traumatic events...
Richard Nugent: [interrupting] The only traumatic event she needs is a good smack in the jaw!
Matt Beemish: She's my niece... but you're absolutely right.
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Connections

Featured in American Masters: Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

My Shining Hour
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Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
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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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