The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Synopsis: Teenaged Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates. He counters Susan's comic false sophistication by even more comic put-on teenage mannerisms, with a slapstick climax.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Irving Reis
Production: Turner Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

If your gift is in the nature of bribe--

Oh, put it out of your head.

But this man has given us great difficulty--

You'd better go where you were going,

and I'll go where I was going.

Very well.

But remember, absit invidia.

-We're ready, Your Honor.

-All right, Mac.

Raise your right hand.

Do you swear the evidence you'll give... this matter of The State vs. Richard

Nugent shall be the truth, so help you God?


-Step up to the bench.

-Go ahead.

-We picked up Richard Nugent... the Vampire Club on a riot call.

When we got there, there was a free-for-all,

and Nugent was at the bottom of it.

Which of you is Nugent?

Mr. Nugent isn't here.

I'm representing him.

-Is he in the hospital?

-No, Your Honor. He's out on bail.

Does he know the hearing was for 9 a.m.?

Yes, I'm sure he'll be here. He must have

been unavoidably detained somewhere.

If he's not here in a few minutes...

...I'll issue a bench warrant

and forfeit his bail.


-I'll hear the complaining witnesses.

-May I have your name?

-My name is Anthony Herman.

I work at the Vampire Club.

-In what capacity?

-To maintain order.

I throw people out

that raise a disturbance.

-What happened last night?

-I got back from the front of the house...

...where I had to maintain order

on a gentleman who said our music stunk.

When I returned to my usual post, I became

aware of loud activities and screams.

As I rush over to maintain order,

a straight left catches me, as you can see.

A short time later,

I'm informed that the disturbance is over.

There's one thing I remember. Mr. Nugent

was the center of the disturbance.

-But you didn't actually see him fighting?

-He was fighting. If I get my hands--

-The whole thing was your fault.

-Shut up.

Quiet in the courtroom. Quiet.

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Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer and producer. He came to prominence in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) which earned him an Academy Award. He went on to work in television, where his works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70) and Hart to Hart (1979–84). He became most famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980). He is the seventh best selling fiction writer of all time. more…

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