Bachelor Mother (1939)

Unemployed Polly Parrish 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.


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Genre:   Comedy
Director:   Garson Kanin
Writers:   Norman Krasna
Cast:   Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson, E.E. Clive, Elbert Coplen, Jr., Ferike Boros, Ernest Truex, Leonard Penn, Paul Stanton
Theatrical Release Date:   06/30/1939
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Bachelor Mother (1939)
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (16)
  • Entertaining (13)
  • High production value (5)
  • Original (4)
  • Emotionally engaging (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (12)
  • Adult viewers (10)
  • Perfect gift (7)
  • Travel (6)
  • Younger viewers (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (14), Casual viewer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ginger at her best!!!!

Wonderful storyline that quickly engages you into the story. Timely with the recession today. An hour and a half that just flies by. Very enjoyable movie!!

Wonderful storyline that quickly engages you into the story. Timely with the recession today. An hour and a half that just flies by. Very enjoyable movie!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Superb movie on disc with NO extras

Warner Brothers went CHEAP on this disc, charging a premium price for nothing more than the movie itself. There's NO MENUs, no breakdown by chapters, not even the most basic functionality. And...Read complete review

Warner Brothers went CHEAP on this disc, charging a premium price for nothing more than the movie itself. There's NO MENUs, no breakdown by chapters, not even the most basic functionality. And don't expect anything like the original theatrical trailer, stills, film historian commentary or any documentary material.

The film is fantastic, but you'd do JUST AS WELL by DVR'ing it off of TCM.

I'd recommend this film highly, but I would not recommend this disc.

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5.0

Ha Ha

By Quirky Likes

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

      This movie is quirky, if slightly predictable, fun. A nice diversion with a happy ending, and some great bits. I especially liked Polly's use of "Ha, Ha," which I won't spoil here. Just suffice it to say that this piece of sly snark stood out enough for me to use it as this review's header. I always enjoy watching this older gem.

       
      5.0

      You'll watch this movie again and again!

      By Touk

      from Richland, WA

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Broad Appeal
      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Funny
      • Good Acting
      • Great Comedians
      • Original Idea

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • In The Car
        • Perfect Gift
        • Travel
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

        This is a sweet, funny, and engaging story. The cast just does not get any better. I cant think of anyone who would not like this movie!

        This movie was remade as "bundle of Joy". The Debbie Reynolds version was produced as a musical.

         
        4.0

        Fun and funny

        By Movie Buff

        from Afghanistan

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

        Veiwed this and it's counterpart Bundle Of Joy immediately after I got them. A few differences but still very fun to watch. Good clean movie. WB delivered it very quickly after I placed the order and the disc was a good quality.

         
        4.0

        Fun to compare

        By Movie Buff

        from Afghanistan

        About Me Movie Buff

        Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

        Bought Bundle Of Joy and Bachelor Mother to view and compare. I enjoyed the differences in both, but respected how they stayed with the original story line so well. The movie is good clean fun for the all ages. Something you don't find much of now days.
        The discs came in quickly after my order was placed, and they were both very good quality. I liked that too.

         
        4.0

        A Great Late-Night Laugh

        By Docdoc

        from New York, New York

        About Me Movie Buff

        Pros

        • CuteDifferent Premise
        • Emotionally Engaging
        • Engaging Characters
        • Epic Cast
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Laugh with a friend
          • Relaxing

          Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

          An enjoyable watch with a surprise last line. (Get it?)

           
          4.0

          Ginger Rogers & David Niven are good!

          By Thomas

          from Saint Louis

          About Me Movie Buff

          Pros

          • Emotionally Engaging

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

            Ginger Rogers with David Niven in a comedy. What else do you need to know to know you'll enjoy this one? It is a fun movie!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfectly Wonderful Movie!

            By Izzie

            from Montpelier, VT

            About Me Movie Buff

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Broad Appeal
            • Emotionally Engaging
            • Engaging Characters
            • Epic Cast
            • Great Story

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

                Wonderful David Niven and Ginger Rogers movie. They are perfect together and the story gives them wonderful opportunities to show their comedic talents. It is a lovely movie and I highly recommend it to everyone who loves to laugh and has a heart!

                 
                5.0

                Great old screwball comedy

                By Gray Ghost

                from Reno, NV

                About Me Casual Viewer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Epic Cast
                • Great Story

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

                  The first disk came with some defects and was exchanged promptly for another. Good service. The replacement disk was of excellent quality. I will do business here again.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Fun

                  By Indy

                  from southeast Florida

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home

                    Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

                    I've looked forward to watching this novie every December for a long time. It's just plain fun. No language is bleeped, the characters are ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. The problems are resolved in a practical way with a good deal of humor. Young viewers would not generally appreciate the situation, so I'd recommend this one for adults.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A NICE LITTLE FILM TO RELAX WITH

                    By CHERYL

                    from LAGUNA BEACH, CA

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • GINGER ROGERS CHARM

                    Cons

                    • Low Quality Product

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

                      WAIT FOR THE 5 FOR 5O SALES/THE REGULAR RETAIL PRICE IS A RIP OFFIT MAY NOT PLAY/YOU MAY NEED TO EXCHANGE A FEW TIMES[...]ALL WHO COLLECT THE BETTER CLASSIC FILMS WILL BE ADDING THIS ONE AT THE NEXT BIG SALE

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