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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1947 (USA)
A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director:

Irving Reis

Writer:

Sidney Sheldon (original story and screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cary Grant ... Dick Nugent
Myrna Loy ... Judge Margaret Turner
Shirley Temple ... Susan Turner
Rudy Vallee ... District Attorney Tommy Chamberlain
Ray Collins ... Dr. Matthew Beemish
Harry Davenport ... Judge Thaddeus Turner
Johnny Sands ... Jerry White
Don Beddoe ... Joey
Lillian Randolph ... Bessie
Veda Ann Borg ... Agnes Prescott
Dan Tobin ... Chester Walters
Ransom M. Sherman Ransom M. Sherman ... Judge Treadwell (as Ransom Sherman)
William Bakewell ... Winters
Irving Bacon ... Melvin - Police Turnkey
Ian Bernard Ian Bernard ... Perry
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Storyline

Teenaged Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates. He counters Susan's comic false sophistication by even more comic put-on teenage mannerisms, with a slapstick climax. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Rollicking Romantics!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Suddenly It's Spring See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the final scene between Ray Collins and Cary Grant, wherein Collins tries to convince Grant to carry on in his pursuit of Myrna Loy, all of Collins' dialogue is looped. See more »

Goofs

The judge is woken up 'a few minutes past eight' in the morning, yet is still able to be in court by 9 am for a hearing. Her activities in that 55 minutes: get dressed, have breakfast, get to the courthouse, put on her robe, chat with her uncle, enter the courtroom. See more »

Quotes

Joey: [Susan arrives at their table in a rage] Is this your daughter, Judge?
Richard Nugent: [shocked that he'd insinuate Margaret is old enough to have a teenage daughter] It's her sister!
Joey: Funny, you look enough alike to be mother and daughter!
Margaret: [annoyed] Sisters look alike too.
Agnes Prescott: I hate my sister.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in M*A*S*H: Check-Up (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer and Don Meyer
Lyrics by Howard Phillips
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User Reviews

Nice comedy
23 April 2004 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Shirley Temple plays a high school girl Susan Turner who falls for an artist called Richard Nugent (Cary Grant).Also Susan's older sister Judge Margaret Turner starts to like this playboy artist.The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is a good comedy which has many fine moments.The acting is brilliant, and how could you miss with this cast.Cary Grant is a man you can always count on.He could always make great performances.Myrna Loy is wonderful and so is Shirley Temple.This ex-child star celebrates her 76th birthday today, so happy birthday Shirley. I recommend this screwball comedy for everybody, who needs a few laughs.


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