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Bundle of Joy (1956)

After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Norman Krasna (screen play), Robert Carson (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eddie Fisher ... Dan Merlin
Debbie Reynolds ... Polly Parish
Adolphe Menjou ... J.B. Merlin
Tommy Noonan ... Freddie Miller
Nita Talbot ... Mary
Una Merkel ... Mrs. Dugan
Melville Cooper ... Adams, the Butler
Bill Goodwin ... Mr. Creely
Howard McNear ... Mr. Appleby
Robert H. Harris ... Mr. Hargraves
Mary Treen ... Matron
Edward Brophy ... Dance Contest Judge (as Edward S. Brophy)
Gil Stratton ... Mike Clancy
Scott Douglas Scott Douglas ... Bill Rand
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Storyline

Kitschy musical remake of "Bachelor Mother". Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department store and Eddie Fisher plays the boss' son. After getting fired from her job, she finds an adorable baby on the steps of the foundling home and the folks inside mistake her for the mother. Fisher, well-meaning, but obtuse, tries to help her out with the baby, and the buds of romance begin to appear. Meanwhile old Merlin, the owner of the store, thinks he just might be a grandfather... Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

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Their first movie together! Eddie sings 6 wonderful new songs!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A legnagyobb köteg See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The distinctive looking sports car Eddie Fisher's character drives in this film is an Italian made Dual Ghia, the same make and model Peter Lawford would later drive in MGM's TV remake of The Thin Man. In fact, given the limited number of Dual Ghias made, it may even be the exact same vehicle. See more »

Goofs

During the number 'Lullaby In Blue', 'Eddie Fisher' and Debbie Reynolds seem unable to synchronize their mouths to the pace and vocalization of the playback. In the two-shots, they appear to mumble whilst singing out loudly on the recording. See more »


Soundtracks

All About Love
(uncredited)
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Eddie Fisher and chorus
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musical remake of 'bachelor mother.' Debbie Reynolds shines; Eddie fisher flops
25 December 2007 | by gaynor.wildSee all my reviews

"Bachelor Mother" was a delightful movie, but one can imagine why a musical, in color, remake would crop up. Debbie Reynolds as Polly Parrish was a good choice, and wound up carrying the movie. Eddie Fisher, as the junior Merlin, was not such a good choice. Many other actors at the time would have been far better. Had someone like Donald O'Connor had the role, it could have been an unmitigated success. Too bad Fisher got the job.

Overall, the movie is delightful. The basic plot, of a sales clerk in a large department store who winds up with a baby that's not hers, but that no one believes is not hers, is an excellent set-up for comedy. This one does a good job. "Bachelor Mother" does a better job. And an even better one may pop up in the future.

gaynor wild


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