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Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer [DVD]

Cary Grant , Myrna Loy , Irving Reis    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee
  • Directors: Irving Reis
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Odeon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Jun 2011
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004YC44VQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,917 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

First UK DVD release of this 1952 comedy from RKO Pictures. Part of the brand new Hollywood Studio Classics collection. Starring Cary Grant at his effortless best, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is a sly screwball comedy of misplaced affections. The Bachelor is Dickie Nugent (Grant), a sophisticated and debonaire artist no wonder Bobby-Soxer Susan Turner (Shirley Temple) develops such a crush on him. It doesn't matter to her that she's just seventeen and he's in his forties... When Susan is found in Dickie's studio after hours, he's hauled before the judge who just happens to be Susan's older sister Margaret (Myrna Loy). Although convinced that Dickie is blameless, Margaret devises an inventive punishment he has to take Susan out on 'dates' until her infatuation fades. But how long will that take...?

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer 1947 Trailer 23 Jun 2011
Length: 1:43 Mins
This is Cary Grant at his funniest. He get himself into on situation after another. Laugh a minute.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Man With the Power 30 Aug 2010
"The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer is from 1947, a year that left behind some pretty good films, "Gentlemen's Agreement," "A Double Life," "Great Expectations," "Body and Soul," "Black Narcissus," "The Farmer's Daughter," "Mother Wore Tights," "Green Dolphin street," "The Bishop's Wife" and "Miracle on 34th Street." All in all, not a bad year, although it does seem strange to me that with all those choices, it was this amusing but innocuous little comedy that won the Oscar for the best original screenplay.

This is one of the movies in which Shirley Temple attempted to make the transition from adorable moppet to young woman--well, to teenager, at least. Shirley is not bad, she has a couple of good scenes, as a matter of fact, but it is easy to see why she never made it as an adult movie star. The moppet mannerisms were too ingrained in her acting technique and persona. Every so often, she looks like a seven year-old somehow trapped in a sixteen year-old body. (She was nineteen at the time.)

The movie is one of the later successes of the screwball comedy era (I suppose 1952's "Monkey Business" also with Grant was the last), but it is slowed and softened by the home, mom and apple pie mind-set of the post-War era. Nevertheless, a cast that included Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Rudy Vallee (surprisingly good in a part that would normally have been assigned to Ralph Bellamy), solid, stolid, familiar Ray Collins and what appears to be about half of the dear, nameless but familiar faces of the Hollywood repertory company, would have been able to spin far less promising material into finest gold.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "You remind me of the Man ..... 18 Oct 2012
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.....What Man? The Man with the Power........"

I love this movie. When I first saw it on telly years ago it was called "Batchelor Knight" - released in USA as The Batchelor and the Bobby Soxer - obviously they did not think that we would know what a Bobby Soxer was! Bought it for a friend's Christmas to introduce her to a this obscure Cary Grant movie. She loved it. It just makes me smile.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer 28 Jun 2013
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I was so happy I was able to finally get it on DVD. The oldies are the goodies. It would be wonderful if more dvd's of this era were available for region 2 not everyone has a free region player. It certainly would make a huge difference to my collection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good watch 23 May 2013
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As a fan of Cary Grant I don't believe this is one of his more well-known films, but even so I must say I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you like good old-fashioned comedy / romance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rave over this one! 6 Mar 2013
Yeah okay..teenage Girl gets a crush on Cary the story absolute must for up and coming youth..still Shirley looked a treat..laugh's all the way!
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