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The Mating of Millie (1948)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 March 1948 (USA)
Man tries to help a woman trap a husband so she can adopt a child, but he falls for her himself.

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Henry Levin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Ford ... Doug Andrews
Evelyn Keyes ... Millie McGonigle
Ron Randell ... Ralph Galloway
Willard Parker ... Phil Gowan
Jimmy Hunt ... Tommy Bassett
Mabel Paige ... Mrs. Hanson
Virginia Hunter Virginia Hunter ... Madge
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Thomas
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No-nonsense businesswoman Millie McGonigle desperately wants to adopt her orphaned neighbor Tommy. When the question of a husband comes up, Millie invents a fiancé who is working in Alaska. Ralph Galloway, who runs the foundling home, gives her 60 days to present her fiancé for his adoption interview. Millie sets her eyes on Doug Andrews, but he quickly informs her he is a confirmed bachelor. However, Doug is willing to help Millie find a husband. Doug's lessons in the art of allurement soon catch the eye of playboy neighbor Phil Gowan. Written by L. Hamre

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann für Millie See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 3, 1949 with Glenn Ford reprising his film role. See more »

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Referenced in Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949) See more »

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Single Parents were frowned on back then
21 May 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Evelyn Keyes plays the title role in The Mating Of Millie who is a very successful career woman with a nice job in the personnel office of a large Los Angeles department store. She occasionally looks after the neighbor's kid Jimmy Hunt in her bungalow complex. But when his mother is killed in a traffic accident and sent to an orphanage like the one Keyes grew up in, her maternal instincts are aroused.

Her problem is that back in those days the authorities would not let her adopt as a single parent so she has to look for a husband. She's got three candidates in mind, an unorthodox bus driver Glenn Ford, an advertising executive neighbor Willard Parker, and the head of the orphanage where Hunt is who is quite taken with her Ron Randell.

The Mating Of Millie is a nice family comedy with a minimum of heart tugging, but enough to remember why you wanted to see this film. The film is really Evelyn's picture and her best scenes are with Jimmy Hunt. Mabel Paige as the landlady in the bungalow court also has a nice role. In fact Ron Randell's such a nice guy as the orphanage head, it makes you wonder why anyone would want to leave.

Nothing terribly special here, but nice entertainment.


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