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Friday, September 1, 2023

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

   "...poor Mr. Grant finds himself doing many things that hardly fit his age."

With Shirley Temple.

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):

"Without taxing or insulting your intelligence, some new comedies are providing some hearty laughs and a good excuse for timely escape into air-cooled cinema palaces.  The plot of The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer won't solve any major problems about the younger generation, but its lines are amusing and the members of its handsome cast are bubbling with anxiety to entertain.  Cary Grant is pleasantly coy as the artist-playboy who finds himself squiring a love-sick seventeen-year-old in order to avoid a more trying sentence.  Because Shirley Temple is such an attractive young actress, the task should be considerably lightened for him; but high-school girls these days have extraordinary ideas about how their knights in shining armor should behave and poor Mr. Grant finds himself doing many things that hardly fit his age.  He's a good sport about the whole thing (even during the obstacle race at the picnic) until he realizes how much he prefers Shirley's older sister, played by Myrna Loy, who looks lovely but acts like a cold tomato because she's a female judge who takes herself very seriously indeed.  Rudy Vallee, in another of his clever portraits of a stuffed shirt, is more to her liking - until she too sees Cary lustrous in armor.  Irving Reis has directed his cast for laughs and succeeds in getting them.  Ray Collins, as a court psychiatrist, tries to inject a serious note on the behavior of adolescents who have crushes; but even he succumbs to the spirit of this playful comedy."

Philip T. Hartung, The Commonweal

New Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36 -
Number 50 - The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (Lobby Card Style)

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Quote From Today... The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

  "A wealthy society lady saw my work, fell in love with me and sent me to art school."

With Shirley Temple and Myrna Loy

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer was Cary Grant's 50th full length feature film.

Susan: Did you have many ordeals before you became a success?

Richard Nugent: No, I...

Susan: You can talk to me. I want you to think of me, not as a newspaper woman, but as a friend.

Richard Nugent: Well, in that case, I'll tell you. I did suffer. When I was 10, my mother and father had a double suicide pact, they made it. I was sent to an orphanage. Some days they didn't beat me. Then one night I escaped, I ran away to New York. I used to steal.

Susan: What did you steal?

Richard Nugent: Beg your pardon?

Susan: What did you steal?

Richard Nugent: Crusts of bread... and things. One time I stole a valise. There were paints and paintbrushes inside. So I began to paint. Then they got me. I was sent to a reform school, but I escaped again.

Susan: Go on.

Richard Nugent: Back to new York. A wealthy society lady saw my work, fell in love with me and sent me to art school. The rest is history.

Susan: How wonderful. How terribly wonderful.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

On This Day...The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer(1947)

 Today, in 1947, Cary Grant released his 50th full length feature film...The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer.

Cary Grant is "The Bachelor" artist Richard Nugent, who in order to avoid being sentenced by Judge Turner (Myrna Loy) opts for the lesser sentence of escorting her younger sister Susan (Shirley Temple).

For the film's release in Great Britain the title was changed "Bachelor Knight"!

It was the second film that Cary Grant made with Myrna Loy. They made three in total, Wings In The Dark(1935), The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer(1947) and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House(1948).

"The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer is a nice, clean, sunny old-fashioned farce...Cary Grant has now developed a characterization that is constant, fool-proof, engaging, hardy and warranted to be attractive." - Shirley O'Hara, The New Republic

"Cary Grant is pleasantly coy as the artist-playboy..." - Philip T. Hartung, The Commonweal


Dick                           Cary Grant
Margaret                    Myrna Loy
Susan                         Shirley Temple
Tommy                      Rudy Vallee
Beemesh                    Ray Collins
Thaddeus                   Harry Davenport
Jerry                           Johnny Sands
Tony                          Don Beddoe
Bessie                        Lillian Randolph
Agnes Prescott           Veda Ann Borg
Walters                       Dan Tobin
Judge Treadwell        Ransom Serman
Winters                      William Bakewell
Melvin                       Irving Bacon
Perry                          Ian Bernard
Florence                     Carol Hughes
Anthony Herman       William Hall
Maitre d'Hotel            Gregory Gay

With Shirley Temple.

The Bachelor Knight with Shirley Temple.

With Shirley Temple, Myrna Loy, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport and Rudy Vallee.

Lobby Cards:

Directed by Irving Reis.
Distributed by RKO Radio.
Running time: 95 minutes.

"Two Sisters Lived in Peace...", I guess until Cary Grant came along!!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

My Favorite Film(s) of the 1940's...In Second Place!

Wow! This is was such a hard decade to pick only one film!

So close seconds...

My Favorite Wife (1940)....Brilliant pairing with Irene Dunne, again!

Penny Serenade (1941)....with Irene Dunne again! Who can forget the scene in the judges office?

None But the Lonely Heart (1944)....With Ethel Barrymore as Ma.

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)....Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple, "You remind me of a man..."

Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)...Again with Myrna Loy..."For thirteen hundred doillars they can live in a house with three bathrooms and rough it!"

I Was A Male War Bride (1949)....With Ann Sheridan...That wig!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What's In a Name...Change?

So we know that Cary Grant was a name change from Archie Leach.

But did you know that there have been other name changes connected with Cary Grant?

Six films of Cary Grant had title changes for the UK market.

When You're In Love (1937) had the title changed to, For You Alone.

The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (The Amazing Adventure 1937) had its title changed to Romance and Riches.

Holiday (1938) was changed to a much longer title, Free to Live, Unconventional Linda.

The Howards of Virginia (1940) reverted to the title of the novel it was based on, 
The Tree of Liberty.

(Novel artwork)

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) became titled Bachelor Knight.

I Was a Male War Bride (1949) was re-titled to, You Can't Sleep Here.