Forty Little Mothers (1940)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this drama, a former big-man-on-campus, finds himself almost destitute twenty years later because he cannot find a job. This does not prevent him from helping out a depressed single mother who is about to commit suicide. He saves her and helps her find a job as a waitress. She thanks him by leaving town and abandoning her son. The poor man is now stuck with raising the baby. He manages to find himself a job as a professor in a girls' school. There he is tormented by his fun-loving female students. When the mischievous girls learn that their professor has a young baby, they rally to his aide. They also help him conceal the babe from the school administration because they would be scandalized and fire him. Eventually the boy's mother is located.

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bachelor, apartment, child, child-rearing, college, damsel-in-distress, distress, employment, girl, girls'-school, hidden, mother, parent, professor, school, student, suicide, teacher, toddlers, town, unemployment, waiter