Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bachelor Mother (1939) to DVD!

The 1939 Ginger Rogers-David Niven comedy, Bachelor Mother finally comes to DVD via the Warner Archive! I lovingly refer to the movie as "Get a blood test!", but it's a charming comedy with both Ginger and David Niven at their delightful peak. Seems that the only we classic movie folk can get our most-desired films on DVD is through these "made to order" programs. I was hesitant and skeptical about what pretty much amounts to a DV-R, but I'm also not going to deny myself a movie because of its format. Looks like I'll be ordering this along with a few other 1930s and '40s titles.


  1. I will have to check this one out right away! Kori xoxo

  2. I am excited to see this movie come to DVD! I have purchased 3 or 4 of these DVD-R titles, and I have not had any issues with the product quality. It is a "bare bones" DVD, but I am just happy to own copies of some hard to find favorites.

  3. Very exciting! I have not seen this movie, but I usually enjoy anything with David Niven. Add in a little Ginger into the film and I'm sure there is something great to be seen. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Oh, very cool! I keep hearing people talk about this movie, I'm looking forward to finally seeing it.

  5. This film is wonderful - very, very cute. I have it on my shelf, but though won't be able to see it for a long time ... Well, it's August 1933 in my project now and there is definitely no BACHELOR MOTHER at all. That makes me a little sad in this moment -- sniff :(

    Enjoy it you all! :)

  6. ...Great work, C.K.! I found out about the 'release' at lunch - checking the WB Archive site... but figured I would wait until I got home to post about it, lest I get repremanded for performing 'non-production-work' activities on my office computer...
    It truly is one of the most 'Gingery' movies EVER... HIGHLY recommend it. A note to those who are '$$$-conscious'... WB typically drops the price of a title by 7-8 dollars after about 3 months, so it may behoove one to exercise patience prior to purchase...
    Anyway - thanks for the info, C.K.! The more folks know and purchase, the more WB will keep cranking out - which is beneficial to ALL Classic Film folks, right?

    KIG, y'all!


  7. I just received a copy from Amazon. I was disappointed that there were no "extras" on the DVD, not even a trailer. However, the picture quality and sound are good and I had no trouble playing the DVD-R.

    There's a scene at the Pink Slipper dance hall that I've never seen before. It wasn't on the VHS version I first saw a few years ago.


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