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

Miss Susan.

Miss Susan.

Miss Susan?

-Just five more minutes, Bessie.

-No, ma'am. Now!

But, Bessie, I feel absolutely sklonklish.

You sklonklish yourself

down to breakfast.

I'm getting the judge

up right now.

I'm up.

Sklonklish. When I went to school

they taught us to speak English.

Judge Turner?

Judge Turner.

Judge Turner.

-Five more minutes.

-Breakfast is ready, Your Honor.

-What time is it?

-It's a few minutes past 8.

-Is my sister up?

-Yes, Miss Margaret.

She was feeling a little sklonklish today,

but I got her up.

Next time she tells you she feels sklonklish,

you tell her not to be a clunk.

Thanks, Your Honor. I dig you.

-Good morning.

-Good morning.

Good morning, dear.


Hi, Jerry.

No, we have to listen to a speech

this afternoon. Good deal, Neil.

Susan, your breakfast

is on the table.

Hang on a second.

Sorry I'm late, sis.

-Did you sleep well?

-Oh, sklonklish.

Don't be a clunk, Miss Susan.

-You've been coaching her.

-Someone has to protect her.

You know the case you were trying?

The man who ran away

with a 16-year-old girl?

-What did you give him?

-Three years.

That'll cost me $3.

I always bet you won't sentence people.

That's ridiculous.

How have you been doing?

You've cost me a fortune.

If you're interested in a more exact

science, spend time on geometry.

I don't consider geometry

a part of life.

Mr. Roberts does.

You're his first student to define a triangle

as two women crazy about one man.

-Mr. Roberts is definitely decadent.

-Is he?


-How much?

Only $3. Just as an advance

on my allowance.

You're already working on 1949.

But no more betting.

Thank you very much.

I wonder why you're so good to me.

You know I'd die for you,

only sometimes it's hard living with you.

The call of the wild.

I've got to go.

-You haven't eaten breakfast.

-Thanks. Bye.

I can't talk now.


-Yes, ma'am?

Have you been following the case

about the man who ran away with the girl?

Yes, ma'am, I have.

As a matter of curiosity, do you think

my sentence was too severe?

No, I would have given him 10 years.

-Would you?

-I certainly would.

Thank you, Bessie.

I was just curious.

That must be the judges.

Yes, I mustn't keep them waiting.

Oh, thank you.

Your Honor.

-Goodbye, Bessie.

-Goodbye, Miss Margaret.

Exit woman, enter judge.

More's the pity.

Uncle Matt, I take exception

to your innuendo.

I'm no problem to you.

You should concern yourself with Susan.

Nothing wrong that the firm hand

of a man in the house wouldn't cure.

If you'd listen to me,

you wouldn't have this problem.

And I've been telling you

I will not put up...

...with your constant attempts

to get me married.

Come in.

Good morning, good morning.

-Good morning, Margaret and Herr Doctor.

-Good morning, Chamberlain.

Margaret, I found a copy of the rare old

English writ of exigi facias.

Thank you, Tommy.

If that's the night-blooming exigi facias,

you can put it in a vase and water it.

You seem a little truculent this morning.

Physician, heal thyself.

See you later, Margaret.

I'm not as much interested

in the woman getting married... I am in making sure

that she marries the right man.

I don't think he likes me. It's a sixth sense

one acquires in the district attorney's office.

Uncle Matt has a personal life

beyond his job as court psychiatrist...

...and occasionally

they become confused.

Yes, I guess so.

Speaking of combining work and pleasure...

...I understand you're reviewing

the Richard Nugent case. I have an interest--

You know I don't like that.

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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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