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%

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"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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