Father Is a Bachelor

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For drifter Johnny Rutledge (William Holden), nothing satisfies like his favorite pastime...fishing. Yet, after the shady medicine show he is working for is put out of business with the arrest of its disreputable owner, Professor Mordecai Ford (Charles... read more

For drifter Johnny Rutledge (William Holden), nothing satisfies like his favorite pastime...fishing. Yet, after the shady medicine show he is working for is put out of business with the arrest of its disreputable owner, Professor Mordecai Ford (Charles Winninger), the suddenly-unemployed Johnny takes an interest in orphan May Chalotte (Mary Jane Saunders) and her four brothers. Though aided by Prudence Millett (Coleen Gray), the daughter of a local judge, Johnny's bachelor fatherhood is threatened when a blackmailing lawyer aims to expose his less-than-upstanding past. But with the kids, Prudence, and the recently released Professor Ford all coming to his defense, Johnny is persuaded to leave his carefree life behind and become a real father to the kids. Newly remastered.

Original Release

02/22/1950

US Release

02/22/1950

Cast

William Holden Johnny Rutledge
Coleen Gray Prudence Millett
Mary Jane Saunders May Chalotte
Charles Winninger Professor Mordecai Ford
Stuart Erwin Constable Pudge Barnham
Clinton Sundberg Plato Cassin
Gary Gray Jan Chalotte
Sig Ruman Jericho Schlosser
Billy Gray Feb Chalotte
Lloyd Corrigan Judge Millett
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Norman Foster, Abby Berlin

Writers

Aleen Leslie, James Edward Grant

Cast

William Holden Johnny Rutledge
Coleen Gray Prudence Millett
Mary Jane Saunders May Chalotte
Charles Winninger Professor Mordecai Ford
Stuart Erwin Constable Pudge Barnham
Clinton Sundberg Plato Cassin
Gary Gray Jan Chalotte
Sig Ruman Jericho Schlosser
Billy Gray Feb Chalotte
Lloyd Corrigan Judge Millett
Frederic Tozere Jeffrey Gilland Sr.
Peggy Converse Genevieve Cassin
Arthur Space Lucius Staley
Warren Farlow March Chalotte / April Chalotte (as Wayne Farlow)
Wayne A. Farlow April Chalotte / April Chalotte (as Wayne Farlow)
Buddy Clark Johnny Rutledge
Ruby Dandridge Lily
Tommy Ivo Jeffrey Gilland Jr.
Kermit Maynard Townsman
Eddy Waller White

Producers

Editors

Jerome Thoms

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