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 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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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 (11)
  • Adult viewers (10)
  • Perfect gift (7)
  • Travel (6)
  • Younger viewers (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (14), Casual viewer (3)

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.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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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

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great rainy day movie

                  By MovieBuffed

                  from Eufaula, AL

                  About Me Movie Buff

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • High Production Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Comments about Bachelor Mother (1939):

                    Very good example of the type of romantic comedy of manners Hollywood used to make so often. Not absolutely top-drawer (it's not Bringing Up Baby or Philadelphia Story), but very good indeed, with Rogers and Niven at their most appealing. And the great Charles Coburn made me laugh till I cried.

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