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The First Time (1952)

Expectant parents Joe and Betsy Bennett anxiously await the arrival of their new baby. Then after the baby arrives, they discover the unpleasant side of parenting: sleepless nights, extra ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Joe Bennet
... Betsey Bennet
... Mel Gilbert
... Donna Gilbert
... Andrew Bennet
... Cassie Mayhew
Kathleen Comegys ... Florence Bennet
... Leeming
... Nurse Salisbury
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diana Dawson ... Bit Role
Stuffy Singer ... As the baby - he narrated the movie (voice)
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Expectant parents Joe and Betsy Bennett anxiously await the arrival of their new baby. Then after the baby arrives, they discover the unpleasant side of parenting: sleepless nights, extra bills and no more free time. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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She's going to have a baby ... and the heir is too apparent! See more »

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31 January 1952 (USA)  »

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Small Wonder  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Larry Parks was originally slated for the male lead until he was blacklisted following his testimony before the House Unamerican Activities Committee, during which he admitted to having once been a member of the Communist Party but declined to name names. See more »

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Another forgotten gem!
27 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Without going over the plot again, the other reviewers have covered that adequately, I'd just like to say that any comedy with Robert Cummings in the lead is worth a look, as in my opinion he was in the top 5 of all screen comedy actors, along with the likes of Grant, MacMurray,Niven etc. A fine dramatic actor also, but comedy was his forte! 'The First Time' was made around the time Cummings moved into television, and along with another film he made around that time called 'Marry Me Again', has been largely forgotten, which is a pity, as they are both very funny films, and far more deserving of a new life on DVD, than many that have been granted that status! If you get a chance to see it, or, can find a 'bootleg' copy, as I did, you won't be disappointed!


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