Father Is a Bachelor (1950)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy  |   Release Date - Feb 22, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Father is a Bachelor is a pleasant throwback to the "rural" comedies of the 1930s. William Holden plays Johnny Rutledge, a philosophical hobo to whom fishing is the only reason for living. Rutledge is forced to take a few jolts of responsibility when he crosses the path of five orphans. The kids decide to "adopt" Johnny and find him a bride--preferably small-town girl Prudence Millett (Colleen Gray). Charles Winninger steals the film from everyone--even those five urchins--as a medicine-show charlatan named Professor Mordecai Ford. One of the children is played by Billy Gray, of Father Knows Best fame.

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bachelor, large-family, parent, father, medicine-show, show