The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 24, 1947
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Cary Grant seems stymied in this claustrophobic, essentially misogynistic material, and director Irving Reis isn't the man to pull him out.

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Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Anachronstic -- if sexist -- fun.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Terrific star comedy.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a film that only could have been made in a more innocent time.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Sparkling romantic comedy.

Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A wonderful cast and a brilliant story. This movie is hilarious and fun. I loved it, and I highly recommend it.
monty hawes
Another classic comedy with Cary Grant as playboy artist Richard Nugent who through a court order has to date a love struck teenage named Susan (wonderfully… More
jay nixon
fluffy, enjoyable. perfect for a lazy afternoon.
Sunil Jawahir
A little silly but Shirley Temple is still pretty loveable as a teenager who falls for Cary Grant's charm.
Marion Ravenwood
it was just okay