The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
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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.
- All new digital transfer
- Radio production starring Cary Grant and Shirley Temple
- Cartoon "Little Tinker"
- Cary Grant trailer gallery
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Grant gets into all kinds of mischief as an artist that ends up in Loy's court room for assault & battery charges in a club brawl, then gives an art lecture at Temple's school. Temple misunderstands Grant, ends up at his apt when Loy and the DA show up looking for Temple. Then the fun really begins as Grant tries to fulfill his court ordered sentence.
This movie is one of the greatest made, it is such a refreshing comedy to watch after viewing the comedies made today that just leave you as unsatisfied as an empty box.
There is always something to be said about the classics of yesteryear, besides always being family friendly.
Things get going once he's let off the hook and has to give a lecture, in all places, at Susan Turner's high school. Susan starts to see him, literally, as her knight in shining armor and immediately takes a serious liking to him, even though he's old enough to be her father.
I won't give away any more about the film as it's simply too funny to describe. Let's just say things go haywire in an orderly, disorderly fashion! Cary Grant has some hilarious bits in this film, especially when he's having a little fun at somebody's expense, which is fairly often. The supporting cast does a great job as well.
I downloaded this version from Amazon Instant Video and the image quality is superb, as is the sound. Very clear in every detail. Using a quick downloading wireless internet connection, it was ready to watch in almost no time.
I can't recall having seen this film before but was looking for something funny and taking the reviews here into consideration, I wasn't disappointed. If you want to watch a movie that is still as funny now as it probably was back in its day, I couldn't recommend this enough.
Following a nightclub brawl, artist Richard Nugent (Cary Grant) finds himself being reprimanded in court by Judge Margaret Turner (Myrna Loy). Margaret's teenage sister Susan (Shirley Temple) later forms a strong infatuation for Richard, so Margaret "sentences" him to date Susan until the crush runs it's natural course. Things get complicated when Richard starts falling for Margaret, and Susan starts talking about marriage!
A surprise Academy Award winner for 'Best Original Screenplay' in 1947, THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER is an irresistible screwball comedy with the brilliant star combination of Cary Grant and Myrna Loy--who went on to be paired the following year in "Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House". Shirley Temple puts in a fun performance as the lovestruck teen trying to act more mature. The cast also features Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport and Johnny Sands.
Despite the fun exhibited on the screen, by all accounts the shoot was not a happy one for Cary Grant. He reportedly hated director Irving Reis (and wanted RKO to bring in Leo McCarey, with whom he'd just worked in "The Bishop's Wife"). Nevertheless, THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER opened to rave reviews in 1947, and strong box-office receipts helped the struggling RKO Studios through a very lean financial period.
The DVD release also features the Technicolor cartoon "Little Tinker", complete audio of the Lux Theater radio broadcast with Grant and Temple reprising their roles; and a Cary Grant trailer gallery. (Single-sided, dual-layer disc).
What I enjoy about this movie is the 40's era dialogue which can be pretty hilarious! The cast of characters fit this story well and contribute to the screwball nature of this movie.
The DVD itself features a radio production from June 13, 1949 called Lux Radio Theater starring Grant and Temple. There is a cartoon called Little Tinker as well as a Cary Grant Trailer Gallery. Also, you get a choice of subtitles in English, Spanish, and French.
Nice, cute light-hearted movie that should provide a couple of hours of fun, "mindless" entertainment as well as a chance to see Shirley Temple outside of her usual image as a young child.