Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA, 1947. RKO Radio Pictures, Vanguard Films. Original story and screenplay by Sidney Sheldon. Cinematography by Robert De Grasse, Nicholas Musuraca. Produced by Dore Schary. Music by Leigh Harline. Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino. Costume Design by Edward Stevenson. Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.
Witty but dated romantic comedy featuring a grown-up Shirley Temple as a lovelorn teenager. While her older sister Myrna Loy flouts tradition by remaining single and working as a judge, Temple ignores her high school boyfriend when she meets wayward bachelor Cary Grant and becomes obsessed with him. It gets complicated when he falls in love with Loy, which is even further tangled by the fact that they meet when he is brought before her under charges of being drunk and disorderly. Much of its content is hopelessly twee, a perfect time capsule of a bygone age, but Sidney Sheldon’s Oscar-winning screenplay sparkles with fun moments of zesty dialogue, and the stars are just wonderful.
Academy Award: Best Original Screenplay