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The Judge Steps Out (1947)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 June 1949 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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Way ahead of its time
29 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The previous post says it all. "The Judge Steps Out" shows a mid-life crisis decades before the term was popular. Alexander Knox's judge is transformed from uptight Bostonian to thoughtful seeker of something better than social standing, a man who loves Ann Sothern and their new life together--without marriage! There are glimpses of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley years before it developed into the LA metropolis--the highway outside their door is now Ventura Blvd./the 101 freeway. For those who have never considered leaving it all and coming to California for the easy-going lifestyle, this film shows why so many traveled there--the judge finds himself swinging in a hammock, enjoying the garden, the comfortable clothes (big change from New England garb) and the neighborly dreamers. Ann Sothern is perfect as a woman who has lost a child and still has love in her heart. Don't miss this film!


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