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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sydney Sheldon, Sidney Sheldon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
Runtime:
Turner Home Entertainment

Cast


as Dick

as Margaret

as Tommy

as Thaddeus

as Beemish

as Tony

as Agnes Prescott

as Walters

as Judge Treadwell

as Melvin

as Florence

as Anthony Herman

as Mr. Baldwin

as Maitre d'Hotel
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Critic Reviews for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Cary Grant seems stymied in this claustrophobic, essentially misogynistic material, and director Irving Reis isn't the man to pull him out.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | July 15, 2009
EmanuelLevy.Com

It's a film that only could have been made in a more innocent time.

Full Review… | February 16, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Anachronstic -- if sexist -- fun.

November 23, 2003
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Audience Reviews for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

A wonderful cast and a brilliant story. This movie is hilarious and fun. I loved it, and I highly recommend it.

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Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

fluffy, enjoyable. perfect for a lazy afternoon.

jjnxn
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

it was just okay

Doctor0Quinzel
Marion Ravenwood

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