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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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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Usually regarded as William Holden's worst film. He was totally miscast. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Rutledge: The prettiest girl in the world couldn't get me - I'm woman-proof!
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Soundtracks

MacNamara's Band
(uncredited)
Lyrics by John J. Stamford
Music by Shamus O'Connor
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Nice Sentimental Family Film
13 November 2003 | by Gemini730See all my reviews

I`m a huge William Holden fan and I enjoyed this film very much.I like the nostalgic American mid-west turn of the century time setting of the film.Bill Holden has great interaction with the children-his true gentle sweetness when singing "In The Gloaming" as a lullabye to the little girl shines through.The scene with Bill trying to sew the little girl a dress from a pattern is hysterical.Buddy Clark did a wonderful job of dubbing his voice to match Bill Holden`s-if I didn`t know better,I would swear it was Bill singing. A nice family film with great sentimental, turn of the century songs with a wonderful, funny, sweet performance from Bill Holden.Its a shame Columbia has never released this on video or DVD.I obtained my copy from a private collector.


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