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Father Is a Bachelor (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 22 February 1950 (USA)
William Holden plays a drifter who comes to a small town and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Johnny Rutledge
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Prudence Millett
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May Chalotte
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Professor Mordecai Ford
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Plato Cassin
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Jan Chalotte
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Jericho Schlosser
Billy Gray ...
Feb Chalotte
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Judge Millett
Frederic Tozere ...
Jeffrey Gilland Sr.
Peggy Converse ...
Genevieve Cassin
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Lucius Staley
Warren Farlow ...
March Chalotte
Wayne A. Farlow ...
April Chalotte (as Wayne Farlow)
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William Holden plays a drifter who comes to a small town and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their parents died a whole ago, and they want to keep that a secret from the townspeople, especially the young school teacher (Coleen Gray) because they don't want to end up in a children's home and then eventually separated. William's character moves in with the kids and poses as their uncle to take care of them while romancing the school teacher. In order to keep the children, however, he has to get married. Written by Annie Driver

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Comedy | Family

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22 February 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alma de Bo√™mio  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

William Holden & Sig Ruman (Mr. Schlosser) would star together again 3 years later in "Stalag 17" for which Holden won the Best Actor Oscar. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Rutledge: The prettiest girl in the world couldn't get me - I'm woman-proof!
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In the Gloaming
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Music by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Lyrics by Meta Orred
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A great movie and apparently not widely known.
15 June 2003 | by (Lompoc, California USA) – See all my reviews

I've been watching movies on TV from the time I was a teenager and there were no video or DVD players then. Therefore, I remember well the movies that I thought were exceptional. "Father Is A Bachelor" with William Holden was one of them. He plays a drifter (as I remember) and meets up with five (?) orphaned brothers and sisters (children). They don't want to be separated and convince Mr. Holden to be their "father." He reluctantly agrees at first, but soon begins to like his role and the children. He is strict, loving and fair. He meets a young woman and falls in love. I don't want to tell you more: watch the movie! It needs to be taken off Hollywood's shelves and put into a video/DVD format, preferably immediately!


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