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Rating: 6.5 stars

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Seen on: 01/15/2020

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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Directed by Irving Reis

Drama | Comedy | Romance

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

Teenager 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.

Length 95 minutes

Actors

William Bakewell | Charles Halton | Cary Grant | Ellen Corby | J. Farrell MacDonald | Harry Davenport | Myrna Loy | Ray Collins | Gregory Gaye | Dore Schary | Veda Ann Borg | Bobby Barber | Irving Bacon | Don Beddoe | Robert Bray | Rudy Vallee | Dan Tobin | Shirley Temple | Robert Bice | Mickey Simpson | William Hall | Garry Owen | Norman Thomson | Johnny Sands | Carol Hughes | Bess Flowers | Pat Flaherty | Lillian Randolph | Ransom M. Sherman | Jack Gargan | Bob Pepper | Ian Bernard

Viewing Notes

The fourth and final movie in the Cary Grant set. Also stars Myrna Loy and an older Shirley Temple (in that she’s a teenager here).

This is one of those films that probably seemed charming at the time even though it’s rather uncomfortable and would be made later as Lolita bc that’s what this is; a 17 year old falls for a much older man. The scenes w/Temple getting super touchy feely with Grant are a bit icky. Of course he’s playing along b/c he’s really falling for her older sister Myrna Loy (older as in 20+ years older which is also weird). That said, this is a fun flick and Temple is great. I’d like to more films she’s featured in beyond her childhood flicks.

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