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The Judge Steps Out (1947)

A Boston judge bored with his life leaves his family and heads off for adventure. He gets a job as a short-order cook at a roadside diner and soon finds romance with the pretty owner. He ... See full summary »

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Evelyn Bailey
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Hector Brown
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Martha, the Maid (as Anita Bolster)
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A Boston judge bored with his life leaves his family and heads off for adventure. He gets a job as a short-order cook at a roadside diner and soon finds romance with the pretty owner. He also gets involved in helping her adopt an orphan. His bliss may be short-lived when he has to choose between staying at the diner or returning home. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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He Handed Down a Decision IN FAVOR OF HIMSELF!

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Filmed between mid-January and late March 1947, this movie was held back until its Manhattan premiere at the Palace Theatre on June 2, 1949, followed by its wide release on June 11, 1949, by which time four cast members, William B. Davidson, Paul Everton, Elmer Jerome, and Carl Faulkner had already passed away. See more »

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One To See!
25 July 2001 | by (Troy, Michigan) – See all my reviews

After watching this film, you wonder why the superb Canadian character actor Alexander Knox did not get many better roles after his Best Actor Oscar nomination for the classic "Wilson" in 1945. This role, as a Boston probate judge who "drops out," Knox co-wrote for himself. Ann Sothern is her usual cute, lovable self and the cast of character actors in this one reads like a who's who of Hollywood 1940's character actors. Fine family fair and bring a handkerchief. You won't be disappointed!!


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