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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 »

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma de Boêmio See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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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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A great movie and apparently not widely known.
15 June 2003 | by srgmwagneropSee all my reviews

I've been watching movies on TV from the time I was a teenager and there were no video or DVD players then. Therefore, I remember well the movies that I thought were exceptional. "Bachelor Father" with William Holden was one of them. He plays a drifter (as I remember) and meets up with five (?) orphaned brothers and sisters (children). They don't want to be separated and convince Mr. Holden to be their "father." He reluctantly agrees at first, but soon begins to like his role and the children. He is strict, loving and fair. He meets a young woman and falls in love. I don't want to tell you more: watch the movie! It needs to be taken off Hollywood's shelves and put into a video/DVD format, preferably immediately!


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