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Bachelor Mother (1939) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Garson Kanin .

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

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Watching 1939: Bachelor Mother (1939)

on Dec 20, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


Bachelor Mother (1939)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 29, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Of course, Bachelor Mother is a blatant oxymoron and it’s a perfect summation of that vestige of a genre the screwball comedy — a genre that’s about marriage and divorce and the gray areas in between conveniently skirting past issues such as adultery or people “living in sin&... Read full article


Bachelor Mother (1939)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 29, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Of course, Bachelor Mother is a blatant oxymoron and it’s a perfect summation of that vestige of a genre the screwball comedy — a genre that’s about marriage and divorce and the gray areas in between conveniently skirting past issues such as adultery or people “living in sin&... Read full article


The Essential Films of 1939: Bachelor Mother

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 6, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Ginger Rogers raises an abandoned baby in Bachelor Mother. Here she is with Charles Coburn, Elbert Coplen Jr., and David Niven. The Director: Garson Kanin. The Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, and Frank Albertson. Source Material: An original story by Frank Jackson. ... Read full article


Bachelor Mother (1939)

on Dec 23, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Several films have tackled the subject of “mistaken maternity,” but Bachelor Mother is the best! This 1939 comedy quietly slid underneath the rules of the Production Code by having our leading lady stumble upon a foundling child, as opposed to the film’s original plot of having the... Read full article


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Freddie: [referring to the baby] Where did it come from?
Polly: I got it for Christmas!
[beat]
Freddie: This Christmas or last Christmas?


David Merlin: Of course he talks! Why, he can recite the first line of Gunga Din!


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 22, 1940 with Ginger Rogers reprising her film role.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 1, 1942 with Charles Coburn reprising his film role.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 28, 1949 with Charles Coburn again reprising his film role.
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