Bundle of Joy (1956)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Dec 19, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This musicalized remake of the 1939 comedy Bachelor Mother stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher (then Mr. and Mrs.) in the roles originated by Ginger Rogers and David Niven. Reynolds plays a department store salesgirl whose life is turned topsy-turvy when she finds an abandoned baby. Despite her protestations, everyone assumes that she's the mother of the child, including Fisher, the son of store owner Adolphe Menjou. Meanwhile, Menjou convinced that his son is the baby's father, is determined that his boy will "do right" by the innocent Reynolds. Much of the comic zest of the original film is diluted by the lackluster performance of Eddie Fisher, though Debbie Reynolds and the rest of the cast are in fine form.

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false-accusation, boyfriend, custody, love, mistaken-identity, rescue, romance, salesperson, scandal, toddlers