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Pretty Baby (1950)

A young working girl, trying to find a way to get a seat on the subway, takes along a baby doll to insure a way. She ends up getting stuck in a thick plot to sell an ad to a rich client who... See full summary »

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Bretaigne Windust

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Everett Freeman (screenplay), Harry Kurnitz (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis Morgan ... Sam Morley
Betsy Drake ... Patsy Douglas
Zachary Scott ... Barry Holmes
Edmund Gwenn ... Cyrus Baxter
William Frawley ... Corcoran
Raymond Roe ... Sidney
Ransom M. Sherman Ransom M. Sherman ... Powers (as Ransom Sherman)
Sheila MacRae ... Peggy (as Sheila Stephens)
Eleanor Audley ... Miss Brindel
George Chandler ... Henderson
Barbara Billingsley ... Edna the Receptionist
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A young working girl, trying to find a way to get a seat on the subway, takes along a baby doll to insure a way. She ends up getting stuck in a thick plot to sell an ad to a rich client who thinks her doll is a real baby named after him. Her male co-workers try to keep her playing "mother" until they can get a contract for the ad. Written by Karan Haygood Walsh

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baby | subway | subterfuge | See All (3) »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ce sacré bébé See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Patsy's increase in salary to $100 per week would be the equivalent of $1,000 per week in 2016. See more »

Goofs

Almost an hour in, as Zachary Scott is convincing Betsy Drake to present Sam's campaign to Cyrus Baxter, he leads her out of the office door, saying, "Now remember, Patsy, the code of the firm..." As Sam's office door closes, at the top of the door can be seen the very bright studio lights that were used to light the scene before." See more »

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Pretty Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne and Tony Jackson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Played during the opening credits and occasionally in the score
Sung by Dennis Morgan
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Motherhood can be tough
10 February 2019 | by louiseculmerSee all my reviews

Delightfully absurd comedy in which Betsy Drake plays Patsy Douglas, a secretary working for an advertising agency. Their most important account is Baxter's Babyfoods, and since Patsy has noticed that women carrying babies get given seats on the subway, one night she steals the discarded doll that has been used in the advertising display, in order to get a seat on her way home. It just happens that Cyrus Baxter (Edmund Gwenn) owner of Baxter's Babyfoods, is travelling on the same train. This leads to unforeseen complications, and Patsy finds herself having to play the role of single parent to her 'baby'. Then thing start to get really complicated. The whole thing is very silly but great fun.


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