The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
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The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
Judge Myrna Loy decides that the best way to curb the excesses of playboyish art teacher Cary Grant is to force him to do what he does best--romance a willing young lady. In this instance, the girl is Loy's own sister, played by a blossoming Shirley Temple. Aware that Temple has a serious crush on Grant, Loy orders him to date the teen-aged Temple until the girl gets him out of her system; he is also ordered to keep his hands to himself lest he wind up in the pokey. Grant finds the irrepressible Temple rather wearisome, but he throws himself into his sentence full-force, donning teenaged… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cary Grant seems stymied in this claustrophobic, essentially misogynistic material, and director Irving Reis isn't the man to pull him out."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Anachronstic -- if sexist -- fun."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"Surprisingly, this Cary Grant-Shirley Temple farce won the original screenplay Oscar in a year in which the other nominees included Body and Soul, A Double Life, Monsieur Verdoux and Shoeshine."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Terrific star comedy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It's a film that only could have been made in a more innocent time."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sparkling romantic comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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