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Father Is a Bachelor (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 22 February 1950 (USA)
William Holden plays a drifter who comes to a small town and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their ... See full summary »

Writers:

Aleen Leslie (screenplay), James Edward Grant (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Holden ... Johnny Rutledge
Coleen Gray ... Prudence Millett
Mary Jane Saunders ... May Chalotte
Charles Winninger ... Professor Mordecai Ford
Stuart Erwin ... Constable Pudge Barnham
Clinton Sundberg ... Plato Cassin
Gary Gray ... Jan Chalotte
Sig Ruman ... Jericho Schlosser
Billy Gray ... Feb Chalotte
Lloyd Corrigan ... Judge Millett
Frederic Tozere Frederic Tozere ... Jeffrey Gilland Sr.
Peggy Converse Peggy Converse ... Genevieve Cassin
Lillian Bronson ... Adelaide Cassin
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William Holden plays a drifter who comes to a small town and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their parents died a whole ago, and they want to keep that a secret from the townspeople, especially the young school teacher (Coleen Gray) because they don't want to end up in a children's home and then eventually separated. William's character moves in with the kids and poses as their uncle to take care of them while romancing the school teacher. In order to keep the children, however, he has to get married. Written by Annie Driver

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma de Boêmio See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

William Holden appears in blackface in the opening sequence. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Rutledge: The prettiest girl in the world couldn't get me - I'm woman-proof!
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In the Gloaming
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Music by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Lyrics by Meta Orred
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The movie has that old time romantic quality about it.
15 May 2014 | by jfarms1956See all my reviews

Father Is A Bachelor is a movie best appreciated by the baby boomer generation and by those who love the old black and white sappy type movies. The opening song creates the mood for the entire movie. William Holden is okay. I am used to see him in more challenging roles and doing a great job. The movie has a slightly different romantic twist about it though. This is a good movie for those late night insomniacs or the rainy day afternoon crowd. The movie has a slow pace so for those late night watchers, you might want to drink some coffee or other caffeinated beverage to stay awake to finish the movie. I give the movie two thumbs up.


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