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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 ... 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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Fifth of six films to feature Glenn Ford and Evelyn Keyes, the others being: The Lady in Question (1940), The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942), Flight Lieutenant (1942), The Desperadoes (1943), and Mr. Soft Touch (1949). See more »


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

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So enjoyable
21 November 2015 | by AbundantDaySee all my reviews

I enjoyed this so much that I want to try to find a copy so I can enjoy it again. I wasn't familiar with Evelyn Keyes but she was a beautiful actress from the 40's. Glenn Ford looks very young and handsome in this film as well. He plays an aloof type and his character wasn't my favorite in the movie. But the movie kept my attention from the beginning. It's sweet and compassionate and keeps you guessing about how it will pan out. It's wholesome yet flirty and is a great movie to keep you entertained when you need to relax. It's a chick flick so I'm not sure how men would relate to it. I highly recommend it, and therefore rated it an excellent film. If you have the opportunity, see it.

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Release Date:

8 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mating of Millie McGonagle See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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