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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer -- A teenage girls crush on a dashing playboy spells trouble, particularlywhen he falls for her older sister. Romantic comedy stars Cary Grant,Myrna Loy, and child star Shirley Temple.

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Director:
Writer:
Sidney Sheldon (original story and screen play)
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Release Date:
1 September 1947 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Rollicking Romantics!
Plot:
A high school girl falls for a playboy artist with screwball results. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
My knight in shining armor See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Dick Nugent

Myrna Loy ... Judge Margaret Turner

Shirley Temple ... Susan Turner

Rudy Vallee ... District Attorney Tommy Chamberlain

Ray Collins ... Dr. Matthew Beemish

Harry Davenport ... Judge Thaddeus Turner
Johnny Sands ... Jerry White

Don Beddoe ... Joey
Lillian Randolph ... Bessie

Veda Ann Borg ... Agnes Prescott
Dan Tobin ... Chester Walters
Ransom M. Sherman ... Judge Treadwell (as Ransom Sherman)

William Bakewell ... Winters

Irving Bacon ... Melvin - Police Turnkey
Ian Bernard ... Perry

Carol Hughes ... Florence
William Hall ... Anthony Herman
Gregory Gaye ... Maitre d'Hotel (as Gregory Gay)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bebe Allen ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Birthday Cake Waiter (uncredited)

Robert Bice ... Policeman at Airport (uncredited)
Barbara Boone ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Robert Bray ... Official at Airline Gate (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Kay Christopher ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Ellen Corby ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

William B. Davidson ... Mr. Overholtz (uncredited)
Jack Deery ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Ann Duncan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Faculty Member (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Sunset High Coach (uncredited)
Richard Flato ... Waiter at Tick Tock Club (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Mr. Baldwin (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Cop in Court (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ... Official (uncredited)

Dick Gordon ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Stuart Hall ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Charles Halton ... Mr. Mittwick - High School Principal (uncredited)
Bonnie Jean Hartley ... Waitress (uncredited)
Carlotta Jelm ... Doris Baldwin (uncredited)
Howard Keiser ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Carl Kent ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Mac - Bailiff (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Mr. Roberts (uncredited)
Myra Marsh ... Miss Wells (uncredited)
Lydia McKim ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Marilyn Mercer ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Tom - Cop at Airport (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ... Cop at Airport (uncredited)
Ned Roberts ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Dore Schary ... Jebby (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Cop in Court (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Norman Thomson ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Elena Warren ... Mrs. Baldwin (uncredited)
Steve Wayne ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Irving Reis 
 
Writing credits
Sidney Sheldon (original story and screen play)

Produced by
Dore Schary .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (director of photography) (as Robert deGrasse)
Nicholas Musuraca 
 
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
James Altwies (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William Dorfman .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nate Levinson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... sound
Clem Portman .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Russell A. Cully .... special effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Edgar Peterson .... assistant to producer
David O. Selznick .... Miss Temple's services by arrangement with
Joel Freeman .... production clerk (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1948) | UK:U | USA:Approved (National Board of Review) (uncredited) | USA:Approved (certificate #11849) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Myrna Loy was almost 23 years older than her on-screen sister Shirley Temple .See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:I'm the court psychiatrist.
Richard Nugent:Come back in an hour. I'll be crazy by then.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "M*A*S*H: Check-Up (#3.7)" (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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33 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
My knight in shining armor, 15 February 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

This is a delightful movie has the imprint of Sidney Sheldon all over the place. Not only is Mr. Sheldon a good writer, but it shows he has an ear for what seem to work, be it a book, or in this case, a screenplay. Under the direction of Irving Reis, this comedy is still fun to watch after all these years.

The stars, of course, are the main reasons for watching "The Boxer and the Bobby Soxer". The film's premise is about the infatuation of a impressionable teen ager with a much older man. The object of that affection is a playboy who appears to be unsuitable for the girl. The contrast between the older man and the young girl creates a lot of funny situations.

To make matters worse, the sister of the young girl is a judge, who sees right through the roguish Richard Nugent and wants him to leave the girl alone, but figures that surely her sister will soon get bored with the man.

Myrna Loy does wonders with her role as Margaret Turner. Cary Grant brings his natural elegance to the role of Richard Nugent; just watch him in the picnic competition. Shirley Temple is a sweet Susan, the girl infatuated with Richard. In minor roles, Rudy Vallee and Ray Collins are perfectly cast.

In a couple of scenes in the film we see Richard Nugent in shining armor, as both sisters take turns in imagining him her hero. Only the right one will be rewarded.

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