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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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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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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

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

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

Featured in The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
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Growing Pains
22 February 2001 | by (Fremantle, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

This well written script was enhanced by the performances of Grant, Loy, Temple and Collins.

Some may say the storyline is farfetched - but most movies are guilty of this crime. The movie is original in idea, but had the same formula and end results for the productions made back then (and a few right now).

Highly Recommend this movie.


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