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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
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Bessie
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Chester Walters
Ransom M. Sherman ...
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Melvin - Police Turnkey
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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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Comedy | Romance

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Suddenly It's Spring  »

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Trivia

Myrna Loy was almost 23 years older than her on-screen sister Shirley Temple . 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

Matt Beemish: Mr. Nugent, what you have is a severe case of being an innocent bystander.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.20 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

My Shining Hour
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Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
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Mellow Greetings. Yookie Dookie!
2 May 2004 | by (Arroyo Grande, California) – See all my reviews

This is pure, innocent fun. If you're not too jaded by modern life, this film will tickle you. Cary Grant is in fine comic form, as are the rest of the cast.

The thing that really got me, the first time I saw this film, was how gorgeous Shirley Temple was as a young woman. I was only used to seeing her as a little girl in her early movies, but wow, she grew up quite well. Very easy on the eyes. I felt the same way about her when I saw Fort Apache. Fact is, if I was 17 in 1947, they'd have to use fire hoses to keep me away from her. Oh, that little button nose....

The cast comes together well and keeps your interest all the way through. One of those early comedies that doesn't require harsh language, nudity, or gross-out jokes to get its laughs.

This is a movie that I can always enjoy every time it shows up on TV. Great performances by all.

"Mellow greetings, Yookie-Dookie!" (You'll understand why that is funny if you see the movie.)


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