The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
Cary Grant Myrna Loy Shirley Temple Ray Collins Rudy Vallee
After appearing in Judge Margaret Turner’s (Myrna Loy) court, artist Dick Nugent (Cary Grant) has a speaking engagement at a high school, where he is to lecture on art. Mr. Nugent has a bit of a reputation. Well, anyway, Susan Turner (Shirley Temple) is among the students listening to Mr. Nugent’s lecture. She is completely smitten. Big crush, much to the distress of her boyfriend. After the lecture, Susan corners Mr. Nugent, stating she works for the school newspaper. There is a misunderstanding and she believes he wants her to model for him. To make a long story short and I don’t want any spoilers, Susan disappears, is discovered in Nugent’s home, the Judge is frantic and there is a plan, a ridiculous plan, to squelch the crush Susan has on Nugent. While all this is happening, Dr. Matthew Beemish (Ray Collins) notices the Judge is attracted to Nugent. So, the good Doctor decides to try a little matchmaking.
I seem to quote my neighbor frequently on my blog, and I will quote her again. Never in all my born days!
Cary Grant does the most ridiculous shenanigans’ in his movies! You need to see him in this film, if you haven’t already. He’s in a three-legged race, a potato sack race, an obstacle course race. He’s dirty, wet and he looses a shoe.
Shirley Temple is older in this movie. You might ask, what is she like as a teenager??? ~ taller!
And of course, we all remember Myrna Loy. She was Nora in The Thin Man movies! Her wardrobe in this film is nice. I liked it! 🙂
And! Who wouldn’t love our matchmaker, Dr. Beemish! LOL!
Do you have a favorite film with Cary Grant? How many have you seen?