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Bachelor Mother (aka: Little Mother | My 5th Avenue Girl)

Movie Synopsis:
     They don't make Musicals like this anymore with Ginger Rogers as the sweet American girl next door. Polly Parish (Rogers) is a department store salesclerk about to be laid off after the Christmas holiday, who happens to be passing an orphanage when a woman leaves a baby on the doorstep, Ginger of course picks the baby up and the orphanage assumes that Rogers is the mother, despite her protests. The plot expertly weaves a delightfully funny web of assumptions and denials, with Rogers, Niven, and Coburn being expertly cast together.
* Film Features:
     It is innocent enough for children yet entertaining for adults. Not a lot of dancing but Ginger does showcase her East Coast Swing / Jitterbug ability with Gene " Shadow" Cole which she learned from Hermes Pan in a dance contest in this film. Also an excellent family Christmas movie.

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More Film Information below

Film Date:

Movie Studio:



1939 RKO / Turner Home Video Garson Kanin DVD | VHS


Country Made:



81 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Comedy / XMAS Ginger Rogers East Coast Swing | Jitterbug Very Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Barbara Pepper Hermes Pan David Niven
Ginger Rogers   Ginger Rogers
Bert Moorhouse   James Colburn
Jack Chefe    
Hermes Pan?    

Dances performed in this film   

Special Dance Interest

East Coast Swing n/a n/a Jitterbug
aka Jitterbug     Dance Contest
the Collegiate Shag      
the Charleston      

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands / Musicians / Singers

Posters / Lobby Cards

n/a George Parrish Orchestra n/a

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Similar Films

Sheet Music Covers

n/a n/a Bundle of Joy n/a

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Title Author Date Published Publisher
Story Norman Krasna, Felix Jackson - -


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