My favorite movie: Bachelor mother, 1939February 13, 2013
I have watched it a thousand times and I can still watch it a thousand times. This movie simply does not bore me, ever! Bachelor mother is an american comedy film directed by Garson Kanin, and starring two of my favorite actors; Ginger Rogers (in a mostly non singing and dancing role) and David Niven. The screenplay was written by Norman Krasna, based on an Academy award nominated story by Felix Jackson written for the 1935 Austrian-Hungarian film 'Little mother'. Bachelor Mother is a light-hearted story about the otherwise serious issues of child abandonement.
Ginger Rogers plays Polly Parrish who loses her job as a salesgirl at the department store of John B. Merlin and son in New York City. During her lunch break she sees a stranger leaving her baby on the doorstep of an orphanage. Polly who's fearing the baby is going to roll down the stairs picks it up as the door is opened. Polly is mistakenly thought to be the mother. David Merlin (David Niven), the playboy son of the stores owner J.B Merlin (played by Charles Coburn) has sympathies for the "unwed mother" and arranges for her to get her job back. Polly, unable to convince everyone that she is not the mother, gives up and starts raising the child.