The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

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  • Approved
  • 1947
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 7.2  (9,541)
  • 59

Cary Grant stars in the romantic comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer from 1947, alongside Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple. The movie opens with a judge named Margaret Turner (Loy) presiding over a case involving a young girl named Susan (Temple) who has been arrested for shooting a gun in public. In a bid to teach Susan a lesson, the judge sentences her to spend time with a bachelor named Richard Nugent (Grant), who is a bit of a playboy.

Richard is not too pleased about the arrangement at first, but he agrees to meet with Susan to talk to her about her behavior. He soon realizes, however, that Susan has quite the crush on him and is determined to woo him at all costs. This leads to a series of comical misunderstandings as Richard tries to rebuff Susan's advances while also dealing with his own romantic entanglements.

As the movie progresses, we see Richard begin to fall for Margaret, who is also Susan's older sister. Margaret is initially wary of Richard's reputation but begins to see that there is more to him than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Susan continues to pursue Richard relentlessly, even going so far as to enlist the help of her high school science teacher to make him fall in love with her.

Throughout the film, there are plenty of witty one-liners and comedic moments, such as when Richard accidentally sets his own shirt on fire or when he tries to introduce Susan to his girlfriend as his "niece." Despite the lighthearted tone, however, there are also elements of deeper emotion, particularly when it comes to Richard's struggles with his own commitment issues and his growing feelings for Margaret.

Ultimately, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is a charming and entertaining movie that showcases the talents of its all-star cast. Cary Grant and Myrna Loy have great chemistry together, and Shirley Temple shines in her role as the lovestruck teenager. The film's themes about the complexities of love and relationships still hold relevance today, nearly 75 years after its initial release.

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is a 1947 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 59.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    7.2  (9,541)
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