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Pretty Baby (1950)

A young working girl, trying to find a way to get a seat on the subway, takes along a baby doll to insure a way. She ends up getting stuck in a thick plot to sell an ad to a rich client who... See full summary »

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Bretaigne Windust

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Everett Freeman (screenplay), Harry Kurnitz (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis Morgan ... Sam Morley
Betsy Drake ... Patsy Douglas
Zachary Scott ... Barry Holmes
Edmund Gwenn ... Cyrus Baxter
William Frawley ... Corcoran
Raymond Roe ... Sidney
Ransom M. Sherman Ransom M. Sherman ... Powers (as Ransom Sherman)
Sheila MacRae ... Peggy (as Sheila Stephens)
Eleanor Audley ... Miss Brindel
George Chandler ... Henderson
Barbara Billingsley ... Edna the Receptionist
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Storyline

A young working girl, trying to find a way to get a seat on the subway, takes along a baby doll to insure a way. She ends up getting stuck in a thick plot to sell an ad to a rich client who thinks her doll is a real baby named after him. Her male co-workers try to keep her playing "mother" until they can get a contract for the ad. Written by Karan Haygood Walsh

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ce sacré bébé See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 20, 1950 with Betsy Drake and Dennis Morgan reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

Almost an hour in, as Zachary Scott is convincing Betsy Drake to present Sam's campaign to Cyrus Baxter, he leads her out of the office door, saying, "Now remember, Patsy, the code of the firm..." As Sam's office door closes, at the top of the door can be seen the very bright studio lights that were used to light the scene before." See more »

Soundtracks

You and the Night and the Music
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played by the band at the Caravan Club
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Pretty lousy...
3 May 2011 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Playing a struggling single working gal in New York City, Betsy Drake is supposed to be charming as she constantly breaks pencils, gets her blouse-bib caught in a typewriter, and sends shelves crashing down out of sheer clumsiness. Not only is she a klutz, but she's stubborn and indignant about her own lack of skills. This is the type of inefficient heroine viewers might want to escape from. Drake will forever be remembered as one of the former Mrs. Cary Grants, and for good reason: she shows no charisma as a leading lady. The picture--a wafer-thin concoction which must have embarrassed Warner Bros.--is yet another Cinderella story, filled with deceptions and a mush-hearted benefactor (Edmund Gwenn, still working "34th Street"). The screenplay is so trite and simple-minded it borders on the offensive--but, it's such a silly piece of fluff you can't get angry at it. It's easily forgotten. *1/2 from ****


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