Bachelor Mother

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Rogers is superb as the brassy lady from the Bronx in this comedy of mistaken identity and parenthood, in which a young shopgirl is forced by her employers (Coburn as the department store owner, Niven as his urbanely flustered, eligible son) into becoming foster-mother to an abandoned child. It's a hilarious, snappy, loose-jointed comedy in the best Hollywood tradition, but the script and direction by Kanin have an intelligence and sense of irony which raise provocative question after provocative question - about the role of women as workers, mothers, and mistresses; about male hypocrisy. A salutary reminder that Sirk wasn't the only 'subversive' to burrow his way into the woodwork of tinsel city.

Release details

Duration: 62 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Garson Kanin
Screenwriter: Norman Krasna
Cast: Ginger Rogers
David Niven
Charles Coburn
Frank Albertson
Ernest Truex
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