FACTOID # 28: Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Bachelor Mother

Bachelor Mother (Garson Kanin; US, 1939) is a comedy film starring Ginger Rogers (in a non-dancing, non-singing role), David Niven and Charles Coburn. The screenplay was written by Norman Krasna based on a story by Felix Jackson (aka Felix Joachimson). With a plot full of mistaken identities, Bachelor Mother is a light-hearted treatment of the otherwise serious issues of child abandonment and poverty. Seen from an early 21st century point of view, it is also a reminder of the change in social mores which took place in the second half of the 20th century. Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 – March 13, 1999) was an American writer and director of plays and films. ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... Ginger Rogers (1911–1995) Ginger Rogers, (July 16, 1911 - April 25, 1995), was a legendary American actress and dancer. ... David Niven was the second unofficial James Bond. ... Charles Douville Coburn (June 17, 1877 – August 30, 1961) was an American film and theater actor. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940. ... Abandonment (French abandonnement, from abandonner, to abandon, relinquish; abandonner was originally equivalent to mettrea bandon, to leave to the jurisdiction, i. ... Poverty is the state of being without, often associated with need, hardship and lack of resources across a wide range of circumstances. ... The term mores (pronounced mor-ayz) as used in Sociology is a plural noun. ...

During her lunch break, Polly Parrish (Rogers), an attractive and sympathetic salesgirl at Merlin's Department Store in New York who has just been told that she is going to be dismissed, witnesses a stranger leaving her newborn baby on the steps of an orphanage. Unable to follow her in the busy street crowded with Christmas shoppers, she rings the bell of the orphanage and wants to put the boy in their care. But they are not prepared to take him up, and Polly soon finds out that no one believes her when she says that the baby is not hers. Rather than ostracizing her as a single mother, J.B. Merlin (Coburn), who has been informed of her allegedly illegitimate child by the orphanage, is willing to give her back her job and support her as best he can. Also Polly's landlady is very sympathetic and offers to take care of the boy when Polly is at work. In the end, she gives in and starts raising the child. A single parent is a parent with one or more children, who is neither married, nor living together with his or her partners. ...

Rogers and Niven

J.B. Merlin has a soft spot for children, having been waiting for a long time for his playboy son David (Niven) to produce a grandson. When David and Polly meet at the toy department of Merlin's Store, it is not easy for them to confess both to one another and themselves that they have fallen in love with each other: On the one hand, there is the gap between rich and poor which is not easily bridged; on the other, David is shocked when he learns that Polly is the mother of an illegitimate child. Keeping his relationship a secret from his father, he gradually warms to the idea of having a son, and when, on New Year's Eve, he and Polly kiss among the crowds on Times Square, they seal their future as a family. Through some indiscretion, J.B. Merlin thinks he knows that David is the father of Polly's child, and is only too willing to believe it. In the end, the young orphan is de facto adopted by Mr & Mrs David Merlin. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Times Square Times Square is also the name of a station on the Detroit People Mover, a shopping mall in Hong Kong, and a 1980 movie. ... An orphan (from the Greek ορφανός) is a being, typically a human or non-human animal child, whose parents have both died. ... Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. ...

See also

The following are lists of actor: List of male movie actors (L-Z) List of female movie actors (A-K) List of female movie actors (L-Z) Theater actors: List of male theater actors List of female theater actors Television actors: List of male television actors List of female television... This is a list of motion picture and television directors. ... 14 Up in America (1998, Phil Joanou) 14 Up Born in the USSR (1998, Sergei Miroshnichenko) 7 Up in South Africa (1992, Angus Gibson) 21 Up (1977, Michael Apted) 28 Up (1985, Michael Apted) 35 Up (1991, Michael Apted) 42 Up (1998, Michael Apted) A Brief History of Time (1991... This is a list of Hollywood movie studios. ... This group of articles compose an alphabetical list of films with entries in Wikipedia (or films of significance which have references in Wikipedia even if no articles yet appear, such as Academy Award winning films, for example). ...

External link

  • IMDb entry on Bachelor Mother

  Results from FactBites:
Bachelor Mother: Information from Answers.com (500 words)
Bachelor Mother was remade in 1956 as Bundle of Joy, a vehicle for then-married Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
Although she would win an Oscar the next year for Kitty Foyle, Ginger Rogers gives one of her finest performances in Bachelor Mother, a lightweight but charming piece of fluff that's hard to resist.
Too slight to be a classic, Bachelor Mother is the kind of "little" movie that produces a warm glow among its audience.
Bachelor's Button, Cornflower | Garden Basics | Flower | Annual | Plants (471 words)
Bachelor buttons are a cutting garden favorite, and they are one of the easiest flowers to dry for everlasting arrangements.
Bachelor buttons are annuals, which means they complete their entire life cycle in a single year, and then die.
Bachelor buttons ensure their own survival by dropping seeds that will germinate and grow the following year in most climates.
  More results at FactBites »



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m