Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, The (1947)
Front Cover Actor
Cary Grant Dick
Myrna Loy Margaret
Shirley Temple Susan
Rudy Vallee Tommy
Ray Collins Beemish
Harry Davenport Thaddeus
Johnny Sands Jerry
Don Beddoe Joey
Lillian Randolph Bessie
Veda Ann Borg Agnes Prescott
Irving Bacon Melvin
William Bakewell Winters
Ian Bernard Perry
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Irving Reis; Irving G. Reis; Tex Avery
Producer Dore Schary
Writer Sidney Sheldon
Studio RKO Radio Pictures; Turner Home Ent
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 35 mins
Country USA
Color Color
"You remind me of a man." "What man?" "The man with the power...." Ah, so you remember the lovely nonsense of The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer. This lighter-than-air comedy puts playboy writer Cary Grant in company with 17-year-old schoolgirl Shirley Temple, although he's more interested in older sister Myrna Loy. (She's as sober as a judge, and indeed is one.) The OscarĀ®- winning script by future bestselling novelist Sidney Sheldon boasts fun '40s slang, but the main draw is Grant's willingness to play the fool. His gift for slapstick shines when his aging bachelor decides to act like an inane teenager in an effort to burst Shirley's fanciful image of him. As usual, Grant seems to conspire with the audience (watch his double takes in the background) in making a somewhat standard movie into a giddy experience. Toss in deadpan Rudy Vallee as a sappy third wheel, and you've got a near-classic. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1373
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/24/04
Purchase Price $16.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 053939667127
Release Date 6/1/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned