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Bundle of Joy (1956)

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Kitschy musical remake of "Bachelor Mother". Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department store and Eddie Fisher plays the boss' son. After getting fired from her job, ... See full summary »

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Dan Merlin
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Polly Parish
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J.B. Merlin
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Freddie Miller
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Mary
Una Merkel ...
Mrs. Dugan
Melville Cooper ...
Adams, the Butler
Bill Goodwin ...
Mr. Creely
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Mr. Appleby
Robert H. Harris ...
Mr. Hargraves
Mary Treen ...
Matron
Edward Brophy ...
Dance Contest Judge (as Edward S. Brophy)
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Scott Douglas ...
Bill Rand
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Kitschy musical remake of "Bachelor Mother". Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department store and Eddie Fisher plays the boss' son. After getting fired from her job, she finds an adorable baby on the steps of the foundling home and the folks inside mistake her for the mother. Fisher, well-meaning, but obtuse, tries to help her out with the baby, and the buds of romance begin to appear. Meanwhile old Merlin, the owner of the store, thinks he just might be a grandfather... Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

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12 December 1956 (USA)  »

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Eddie Fisher owned 65% of this film, and Howard Hughes owned the remaining 35%. Debbie Reynolds' salary was $150,000. See more »

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Remake of Little Mother (1935) See more »

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Bundle of Joy
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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musical remake of 'bachelor mother.' Debbie Reynolds shines; Eddie fisher flops
25 December 2007 | by (nashville, tn) – See all my reviews

"Bachelor Mother" was a delightful movie, but one can imagine why a musical, in color, remake would crop up. Debbie Reynolds as Polly Parrish was a good choice, and wound up carrying the movie. Eddie Fisher, as the junior Merlin, was not such a good choice. Many other actors at the time would have been far better. Had someone like Donald O'Connor had the role, it could have been an unmitigated success. Too bad Fisher got the job.

Overall, the movie is delightful. The basic plot, of a sales clerk in a large department store who winds up with a baby that's not hers, but that no one believes is not hers, is an excellent set-up for comedy. This one does a good job. "Bachelor Mother" does a better job. And an even better one may pop up in the future.

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