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Bachelor Mother (30-Jun-1939)

Director: Garson Kanin

Writers: Felix Jackson; Norman Krasna

Musical Score by: Roy Webb

Producer: B. G. DeSylva

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Albertson
2-Feb-1909 29-Feb-1964 American character actor
E. E. Clive
28-Aug-1879 6-Jun-1940 Tenney in Bulldog Drummond
Charles Coburn
17-Jun-1877 30-Aug-1961 The More the Merrier
David Niven
1-Mar-1909 29-Jul-1983 Pencil-moustachioed actor
Ginger Rogers
16-Jul-1911 25-Apr-1995 The Gay Divorcee
Ernest Truex
19-Sep-1889 26-Jun-1973 His Girl Friday


Ginger Rogers   ...   Polly Parrish
David Niven   ...   David Merlin
Charles Coburn   ...   J. B. Merlin
Frank Albertson   ...   Freddie Miller
E. E. Clive   ...   Butler
Elbert Coplen, Jr.   ...   Johnnie
Ferike Boros   ...   Mrs. Weiss
Ernest Truex   ...   Investigator
Leonard Penn   ...   Jerome Weiss
Paul Stanton   ...   Hargraves
Frank M. Thomas   ...   Doctor
Edna Holland   ...   Matron
Dennie Moore   ...   Mary
June Wilkins   ...   Louise King
Donald Duck   ...   Himself


Review by Brad B (posted on 20-May-2007)

No dancing or singing just straight comedy from Ginger. The close-ups of Ginger Rogers alone make this a standout movie. This is one of the first movies Ginger Rogers made after all the dancing films with Fred Astaire at a time when she decided she needed a break from musicals. The movie premise is that she, as a single girl working at a department store, finds a baby at her doorstep. As fate would have it her boss and everyone else at the store thinks it is her baby and worse yet her boss's father thinks that the father is his son (her boss). The fun ensues and it's a classic case of mistaken identity. The comedy is light but Ginger Rogers is excellent. A true must see for Ginger Rogers fans. Ginger was 29 when this movie was made and she looks fantastic. If you're a man and you're not "reeled in" when she looks into the camera then you should check your pulse because you're probably dead. I gave this a 3 1/2 stars simply because of her presence. If she was removed from the film it would only rate 1 star at the most.

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