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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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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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worth seeing!
10 October 2000 | by (PA, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a really sweet, gentle film of the kind that just couldnt be made these days. Its worth seeing by either men or women who like a simple story dealing with emotions, life choices, ideas on obligation and responsibility, and role models of the 1940's. Its got some real nice scenes in it that emphasize American values. Good shots of the American landscape and road culture as well. Made in a time before we started jumping at shadows and when every man walking alone by the side of the road was not a suspected serial-killer. If you like vagabond stories then see this one. Little known, but fine actor Alexander Knox in the male lead, Ann Sheridan supporting. Worth a look. Somewhat of a tear jerker at the end.


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