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The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer

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Editorial Reviews

Through no fault of his own, artist and lady's man Richard Nugent finds a love-besotted teenage girl curled on his sofa. Through no fault of his own, the teen's sister is a judge who "sentences" thunderstruck Richard to date the girl until her schoolgirl crush wanes. Circumstances aren't kind to Richard. But they certainly are hilarious when Cary Grant plays Richard, Myrna Loy is the judge and Shirley Temple is the teen.

Special Features

  • All new digital transfer
  • Radio production starring Cary Grant and Shirley Temple
  • Cartoon "Little Tinker"
  • Cary Grant trailer gallery

Product Details

  • Actors: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins
  • Directors: Irving Reis, Tex Avery
  • Writers: Sidney Sheldon
  • Producers: Dore Schary, Fred Quimby
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Turner Home Ent
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001WTWRY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,770 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" on IMDb

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Doepke on November 28, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Want some insight into what titillated movie-goers in the post-war 1940's? This 1947 RKO production is a good place to start. There's the marquee value of a seductively handsome Cary Grant coupled with that spunky symbol of all-American innocence Shirley Temple, enough at the time to draw in ticket-buying throngs with its naughty innuendo of daring departure and forbidden pleasure. In fact, the underage subtext lingers beneath much of the movie's plot and humorous settings, but in a totally innocent manner, proving that this is not yet the more permissive 1960's. One slip, however, and this light-hearted souffle could easily have become burnt-toast of the most tasteless variety. Fortunately, there are no slips.
Once the pace picks up, this comedy sparkles as brightly as any other Cary Grant madcap, which is to say, about as good as comedy gets. The night club scene is an absolute triumph of timing, staging, and scripting. The laughs build as the party table becomes more and more chaotic, interrupted by one petty annoyance after another, finally reducing the worldly Grant to speechless exasperation. This is the type of soaring comedic architecture that requires real artistry, but has been sadly replaced in contemporary film by a dumbed- down world of bathroom jokes, insult gags, and other cheap forms of humor that appeal mainly to juveniles. The movie itself, directed by an unheralded Irving Reis, is literally brimful of bounce and charm, leaving no one in doubt that the big war is over and America is ready for the future even if its libido is showing. With: a slyly endearing Ray Collins, a bemusedly prim Myrna Loy, a pompously befuddled Rudy Vallee, and a well-deserved Oscar for writer Sidney Sheldon, along with a final scene that could not be more apt. Despite the shift in public mores, audiences now as then should find this a highly entertaining ninety minutes of expert movie-making.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Bomojaz on April 18, 2005
Format: DVD
Shirley Temple is Susan, the 17-year-old sister of the rather stuffy Judge (Myrna Loy), who develops an infatuation for artist Cary Grant. Grant is "asked" to date Temple until the infatuation wears off; meanwhile, he and Loy fall in love. There are a couple of terrific scenes, like the one in the restaurant where all the characters converge in grand confusion and misunderstanding. There is also a very appealing breeziness in all the proceedings (helped along mostly by Rudy Valee as Loy's longtime beau and Roy Collins as a psychiatrist). Worth a watch.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Linda McDonnell on August 27, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I rented this movie and watched it last night--hadn't seen it in close to thirty years since I was a little girl--and nearly freaked from the deja-vous experience of hearing the "You remind of a man/what man?/the man with the power/what power?/ the power of whoo-doo". And my older sister knowingly said, "Yes, TutorGal, this is where that comes from." I used to chant and chant that as a kid! So much for memory lane; now down to business about "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer." The movie has a bit of a slow start, with pretty static direction, up until the point when high school student Shirley Temple sees ladykiller artist Cary Grant at high school assembly delivering a lecture. Pow! she sees him as a knight in shining armor and is off to corral him. She doesn't know of course that big sis judge Myrna Loy has just had him in her courtroom and has formed a low opinion of his reputed womanizing. Shirley even finds a way to gain access to the unknowing Cary's apartment, where he then unjustly gets slammed with a jailbait charge. Hey, where's this going? Well, Myrna and her assistant DA beau Rudy Vallee decide that the only way for Shirley to get over Cary is for him to date her and probably bore her with his adult ways. And of course, nothing works out like anyone has planned, least of all smug Myrna. As I wrote above, the movie really picks up after about 15-20 minutes and then becomes quite hilarious, with Rudy Vallee particularly good as an eccentric WASP, the sort of thing he does so well . Cary appears to be genuinely enjoying himself, and Shirley has certainly grown to be a real cutie. Myrna's okay, but nothing spectacular this time around. Make a date to watch "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" and see the whoo-doo first hand!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jay on September 19, 2003
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This might be one of the more lesser known Cary Grant roles, but it is one of my favorites. It has some of the greatest and wittiest lines which will play over and over in you head. Cary Grant plays a painter/bachelor, Richard Nugent, Cary Grant looks so handsome in this movie mind you, you will be wiping the drool from the corners of your mouth. He keeps having run ins with the law and ends up in court before the wonderful Myrna Loy (remember her from the Thin Man series?), who plays judge Margaret Thatcher. Well through various hilarious circumstances, her young sister Susan falls in love with Cary Grant, and Cary Grant has to be her "boyfriend" to avoid going to jail until she gets over him (yeah, like anyone can get over Cary Grant). Anyway, hilarious events of course take place, and you will be completely mesmorized by Cary Grants abilities at physical humor. Watch for the wonderful dinner scene towards the end of the movie, it will have you rolling. He is able to steal every scene he is in. If your looking for a light hearted comedy, look no further then Bachelor and the Boby-soxer.
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