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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.


Henry Levin

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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


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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Release Date:

8 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann für Millie See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"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 »


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

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Fluffy romantic comedy from Colubmia for Evelyn Keyes and Glenn Ford...
10 October 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

After giving Evelyn Keyes the star treatment in JOLSON STORY, her studio failed to promote her in anything but some innocuous follow-up films with the exception of one or two films. This is one of the better ones.

THE MATING OF MILLIE is a frolic that was probably turned down by Rita Hayworth and given to GLENN FORD and EVELYN KEYES. Whatever, it ignites real sparks as a comedy, telling a story about a woman who must find a husband if she wants to adopt a little boy. The screenwriters find a number of amusing situations for Glenn and Evelyn and they make the most of their rather offbeat roles.

It's their flair for comedy that makes the simple plot so enjoyable. WILLARD PARKER is excellent as a bachelor friend who never notices Keyes until she gets some "warm-up" advice from Ford about how to catch a man. Before you know it, he's on her doorstep asking to borrow a cup of sugar.

RON RANDELL is the head of an orphanage who also has designs on Keyes but is a realist about the situation. The predictable happy ending is in sight long before it actually happens, but it's given a charming treatment. Movie buffs will recognize MABEL PAIGE as Keyes' friendly elderly neighbor.

As predictable as it is, it's still a charmer.

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