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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1947 (USA)
A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director:

Irving Reis

Writer:

Sidney Sheldon (original story and screen play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cary Grant ... Dick Nugent
Myrna Loy ... Judge Margaret Turner
Shirley Temple ... Susan Turner
Rudy Vallee ... District Attorney Tommy Chamberlain
Ray Collins ... Dr. Matthew Beemish
Harry Davenport ... Judge Thaddeus Turner
Johnny Sands ... Jerry White
Don Beddoe ... Joey
Lillian Randolph ... Bessie
Veda Ann Borg ... Agnes Prescott
Dan Tobin ... Chester Walters
Ransom M. Sherman Ransom M. Sherman ... Judge Treadwell (as Ransom Sherman)
William Bakewell ... Winters
Irving Bacon ... Melvin - Police Turnkey
Ian Bernard Ian Bernard ... Perry
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Storyline

Teenaged Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates. He counters Susan's comic false sophistication by even more comic put-on teenage mannerisms, with a slapstick climax. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Second of three movies starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy, following Wings in the Dark (1935) and followed by Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948). See more »

Goofs

When Nugent arrives home with the sleeping Susan on the sofa, he goes upstairs to remove his tuxedo jacket and tie. When the DA and Judge Turner are knocking on Nugent's door, he is wearing a smoking jacket. In the following scene where he is in a jail cell, Nugent is back wearing his tuxedo jacket and his bow tie is untied around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Richard Nugent: Thank you, Your Honor, may I go?
Judge Margaret Turner: You've just got here, don't you like our court?
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.20 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

My Shining Hour
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
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Cary, Shirley, and Myrna all in a movie!!!
11 August 1999 | by JLB-4See all my reviews

I loved this movie but of course, I love anything Cary is in. I thought this movie was a great screwball comedy and just seeing Cary in that wild races(ex.egg race) He is just such a funny man. * I love the dimple in his chin* This is a delightful comedy about a boy-crazy teen played by Shirley who sets her sights on Cary. Who wouldn't? She hides in his apt. and suprises him. Meanwhile, Myrna finds Shirley missing and goes up to Cary's apartment, finds them together, and he is arrested. Well, he punched the DA, so that might account towards it. Then he is sentenced to be her date till she gets tired of him. If I told you anymore it would ruin the movie. Just watch it if you can. It is a treat. I love the dinner scene when everyone leaves Cary alone!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Suddenly It's Spring See more »

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Production Co:

Vanguard Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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