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The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer

1 rating: 4.0
Classics and Comedy movie directed by Irving Reis and Tex Avery

Through no fault of his own, artist and lady's man Richard Nugent finds a love-besotted teenage girl curled on his sofa. Through no fault of his own, the teen's sister is a judge who "sentences" thunderstruck Richard to date the girl until her schoolgirl … see full wiki

Director: Irving Reis, Tex Avery
Genre: Classics, Comedy
1 review about The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer

breezy comedy delight

  • Oct 8, 2007
THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER is a breezy comedy delight which features an Oscar-winning screenplay by Sidney Sheldon.

Following a nightclub brawl, artist Richard Nugent (Cary Grant) finds himself being reprimanded in court by Judge Margaret Turner (Myrna Loy). Margaret's teenage sister Susan (Shirley Temple) later forms a strong infatuation for Richard, so Margaret "sentences" him to date Susan until the crush runs it's natural course. Things get complicated when Richard starts falling for Margaret, and Susan starts talking about marriage!

A surprise Academy Award winner for 'Best Original Screenplay' in 1947, THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER is an irresistible screwball comedy with the brilliant star combination of Cary Grant and Myrna Loy--who went on to be paired the following year in "Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House". Shirley Temple puts in a fun performance as the lovestruck teen trying to act more mature. The cast also features Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport and Johnny Sands.

Despite the fun exhibited on the screen, by all accounts the shoot was not a happy one for Cary Grant. He reportedly hated director Irving Reis (and wanted RKO to bring in Leo McCarey, with whom he'd just worked in "The Bishop's Wife"). Nevertheless, THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER opened to rave reviews in 1947, and strong box-office receipts helped the struggling RKO Studios through a very lean financial period.

The DVD release also features the Technicolor cartoon "Little Tinker", complete audio of the Lux Theater radio broadcast with Grant and Temple reprising their roles; and a Cary Grant trailer gallery. (Single-sided, dual-layer disc).

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