Bachelor Mother

Bachelor Mother

DVD - 2010
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Unemployed Polly Parrish impulsively picks up a baby left at orphanage doors at Christmas. Everyone assumes the foundling is hers, including Polly's playboy ex-boss, who offers her a job if she'll live up to her maternal duties. A paycheck would be handy, so Polly complies. Then the boss's tycoon dad assumes the infant is his secret grandson, and things really spin out of control.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video, c2010
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 23, 2018

Bachelor Mother is an overlooked 1939 comedy film about a working independent woman and a strange case of mistaken identity. From the very beginning when Polly Parish was mistaken for the mother of a foundling child and to the very end, it leaves no room for boredom. The son of her employer, David Merlin is very determined to keep Polly with the baby assuming it is her biological child and no one seems to believe her even how much she tries to convince everybody that the child isn’t hers. Great chemistry between Ginger Rogers and David Niven. If you want some good laughs, this heart warming and charming classic is for you. 5/5 stars
@janmorrow1225 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jun 14, 2018

Old fashioned, heart warming when almost everybody led an honest descent life. It's nice to see those familiar faces again. The quality of the film is good. Recommended.

Dec 24, 2016

How did I miss this one! A great comedy. Even though he had limited screen time, Charles Coburn as the "grandfather" was perfect.
Young and sassy Ginger Rogers meets sauve David Nivens. Worth watching just to see Niven with his hair out of place.

Aug 30, 2016

GREAT 1939 comedy of errors with Ginger Rodgers at age 28 in a fine dramatic role. The film is charming, goofy, heartwarming. The several duck toy scenes were lots of fun - hah, hah.
This was the original version of 1956 film 'Bundle of Joy' with Debbie Reynolds.

Jul 04, 2014

One of the best comedies ever! And a great look at the culture and mores of the Great Depression.


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Nov 05, 2014

"I don't care who the father is. I'm the grandfather."


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