The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
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Judge Myrna Loy decides that the best way to curb the excesses of playboyish art teacher Cary Grant is to force him to do what he does best--romance a willing young lady. In this instance, the girl is Loy's own sister, played by a blossoming Shirley Temple. Aware that Temple has a serious crush on Grant, Loy orders him to date the teen-aged Temple until the girl gets him out of her system; he is also ordered to keep his hands to himself lest he wind up in the pokey. Grant finds the irrepressible
Jul 24, 1947 Wide
Jun 1, 2004
Turner Home Entertainment
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Cary Grant seems stymied in this claustrophobic, essentially misogynistic material, and director Irving Reis isn't the man to pull him out.
Surprisingly, this Cary Grant-Shirley Temple farce won the original screenplay Oscar in a year in which the other nominees included Body and Soul, A Double Life, Monsieur Verdoux and Shoeshine.
Anachronstic -- if sexist -- fun.
Terrific star comedy.
Sparkling romantic comedy.
Audience Reviews for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
- Richard (Dick) Nugent: How'd you get in here?
- Matt Beemish: Well, the door was closed, so I opened it and came right in.
- Agnes Prescott: [describing Cary Grant's character] Now there's a guy who never goes out of a girl's mind. He just stays there... like a heavy meal.
- Melvin: What am I like?
- Agnes Prescott: Orange juice.
- Matt Beemish: I'm the court psychiatrist.
- Richard (Dick) Nugent: Come back in an hour. I'll be crazy by then.
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