Ginger Rogers, Bachelor Mother (1939)
A few days ago, I tweeted out a little love for Ginger Rogers and the delightful and wonderful movie she made with David Niven, Charles Coburn, and Frank Albertson, Bachelor Mother. I vowed that I officially apologized for and cancelled any “favorite actress” list I had ever made that didn’t include the wonderfully talented Ginger Rogers.
Later that day, one of my favorite Twitter friends messaged me and said she got a huge kick out of my “vow.” I mean… I’m glad I made her laugh (in the times we find ourselves in right now, I wish I could make everyone laugh more). But, the thing is… I was serious!
I have been on a mission to see all of Ginger Rogers’ filmography after reading her mesmerizing autobiography (click here for my review) and it’s been one of the most enjoyable missions ever. It takes a while for me to work my way through a star’s filmography because I usually have about 10 stars I’m working on at once. If it’s a slow period of time, that is. Could be more like 20.
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.
If you’re only familiar with this beautiful and talented lady’s wonderful musicals, I hope you’ll make your own mission to find more of her films to watch. Bachelor Mother, Stage Door, Kitty Foyle, The Major and the Minor, and Monkey Business are just a few I highly recommend. Highly, highly recommend.
David Niven, Ginger Rogers, and Frank Albertson