Born To Be Bad [DVD]
Frequently bought together
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Classic thriller starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Malcolm Trevor (Grant) and his wife Alyce (Marion Burns) are unable to conceive a child, so when Malcolm accidentally runs over the son of a troubled young single mother (Young) with his truck, the couple are glad to take the boy into their home and raise him as their own. However, as the boy's mother becomes more and more jealous of the growing attachment between her son and the couple, she attempts to blackmail Malcolm.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top customer reviews
Following a minor road accident to the boy the mother seeks to capitalize on the situation by making an exaggerate claim and suing the culprit, an employee of Grant who then steps in to offer the mother full compensation and more. The "more" leads to the boy being sensibly adopted by Grant and his wife, a childless couple. What ensues is all of topsy-turvy if nothing else, but heartening and compassionate, and something of a tonic for this modern world of ours.
A postscript or “re-review” from a viewing on Sapetember 15 2016..
“Boring” exclaims Samuel Barber in his ONE star review.
I suppose it depends what you expect from a film (or anything else for that matter) and what you arte prepared to put into the viewing of it.
It could be accused of making its points in a round about sort of way at times, but at others it comes straight to the point. Let us take one of the latter first. Loretta Young as Letty Strong, quite early on in the film, states frankly to her defecator and saviour “Fuzzy” played by Henry Travers, that she is attempting “bring up her illegitimate, rebellious nine-year old son (Mickey played by Jackie Kelk) to face the world as it really is, not as we might like it to be and as is represented to the young by well-meaning, educators then and now.
Far from boring or tedious, the film confronts many a home truth that has not waned with the years. Thus, Grant falls for the attractive Loretta Young (who wouldn’t?) and realises his infatuation to a limited degree when she stays with him and his forbearing wife Alyce (Marion Burns) in their lavish home after having taken legal charge of young Mickey.
Have patience and you will be well rewarded.
This film, from 1934, has good sound and picture quality and is mercifully without distracting, extra audio backdrop.
NOT to be confused with that other film of the same title. Born to Be Bad [DVD] 
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews