The Mating of Millie (1948)

 |  Comedy  |  8 March 1948 (USA)
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Man tries to help a woman trap a husband so she can adopt a child, but he falls for her himself.


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Cast overview:
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Man tries to help a woman trap a husband so she can adopt a child, but he falls for her himself.

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8 March 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann für Millie  »

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 3, 1949 with Glenn Ford reprising his film role. See more »


Referenced in Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949) See more »

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Fluffy romantic comedy from Colubmia for Evelyn Keyes and Glenn Ford...
10 October 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

After giving Evelyn Keyes the star treatment in JOLSON STORY, her studio failed to promote her in anything but some innocuous follow-up films with the exception of one or two films. This is one of the better ones.

THE MATING OF MILLIE is a frolic that was probably turned down by Rita Hayworth and given to GLENN FORD and EVELYN KEYES. Whatever, it ignites real sparks as a comedy, telling a story about a woman who must find a husband if she wants to adopt a little boy. The screenwriters find a number of amusing situations for Glenn and Evelyn and they make the most of their rather offbeat roles.

It's their flair for comedy that makes the simple plot so enjoyable. WILLARD PARKER is excellent as a bachelor friend who never notices Keyes until she gets some "warm-up" advice from Ford about how to catch a man. Before you know it, he's on her doorstep asking to borrow a cup of sugar.

RON RANDELL is the head of an orphanage who also has designs on Keyes but is a realist about the situation. The predictable happy ending is in sight long before it actually happens, but it's given a charming treatment. Movie buffs will recognize MABEL PAIGE as Keyes' friendly elderly neighbor.

As predictable as it is, it's still a charmer.

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