The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Overview:

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Irving Reis and produced by Dore Schary.

SYNOPSIS

After love-struck teenager Temple is found in his apartment late at night, hapless painter Grant is given an unusual choice by the judge, Loy, who just happens to be the girl's sister: date the smitten high-schooler until she gets over her infatuation...or go to prison. The situation becomes even more complicated when the judge's initial hostility toward the philandering artist soon turns to affection.

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Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

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Grant, Loy, and Temple charm with... The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

By Michaela on Dec 1, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

It sounds like an icky premise. A playboy artist is forced by a judge to play along with the teenage crush of the judge's 17-year-old sister; comedy ensues. Thankfully, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is a joyful and hilarious film that is handled expertly by the likes of Cary Grant (never more cha... Read full article


The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) (2)

on Feb 11, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Classic film fans are mourning the loss of star Shirley Temple today.? In her honor, I’m reposting one of my favorite movies starring her, with additional reviews of her work coming in March.?? The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is worth remaking today, and by the same token it’s witnessed... Read full article


The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) (1)

on Jul 11, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is worth remaking today, and by the same token it’s witnessed in every film made in Hollywood currently.? The tale of an older man being forced to date a teenage girl could easily slip into dark and disturbing territory, but with loveable leading man Cary Grant... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER (1947)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 31, 2012 From Virtual Virago

One thinks of Shirley Temple as a perpetual child, tap dancing her little heart out in those short dresses and pin curls. It comes as something of a surprise, then, to see her as a teenager in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), but it's a pleasant surprise. She's a very good comedienne in a ve... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER (1947)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 31, 2012 From Virtual Virago

One thinks of Shirley Temple as a perpetual child, tap dancing her little heart out in those short dresses and pin curls. It comes as something of a surprise, then, to see her as a teenager in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), but it's a pleasant surprise. She's a very good comedienne in a ve... Read full article


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Quotes from

Matt Beemish: But I've got a plan.
Richard Nugent: I've had enough of your plans and your whole family.


Margaret: You could talk the devil into going to church!


Susan: Did you have many ordeals before you became a success?
Richard Nugent: No, I...
Susan: You can talk to me. I want you to think of me, not as a newspaper woman, but as a friend.
Richard Nugent: Well, in that case, I'll tell you. I did suffer. When I was 10, my mother and father had a double suicide pack, they made it. I was sent to an orphanage. Some days they didn't beat me. Then one night I escaped, I ran away to New York. I used to steal.
Susan: What did you steal?
Richard Nugent: Beg your pardon?
Susan: What did you steal?
Richard Nugent: Crusts of bread... and things. One time I stole a valise. There were paints and paintbrushes inside. So I began to paint. Then they got me. I was sent to a reform school, but I escaped again.
Susan: Go on.
Richard Nugent: Back to new York. A weathly society lady saw my work, fell in love with me and sent me to art school. The rest is history.
Susan: How Wonderful. How terribly wonderful.


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Facts about

Myrna Loy was almost twenty-three years older than her on-screen sister Shirley Temple .
There was a Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the movie, starring Cary Grant and Shirley Temple, which aired on June 13, 1949.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 10, 1948 with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple reprising their film roles.
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