The Bachelor Father
Director Robert Z. Leonard
Costume design Adrian Adolph Greenberg
Country United States
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
|Cast Marion Davies (Antoinette 'Tony' Flagg), Ralph Forbes (John Ashley), C. Aubrey Smith (Sir Basil Algernon Winterton), Ray Milland (Geoffrey Trent), Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams (Richard Berney), David Torrence (Dr. Frank MacDonald)|
Writer Edward Childs Carpenter, Laurence E. Johnson
Release date January 10, 1931 (1931-01-10)
Producers Marion Davies, Robert Z. Leonard
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The Bachelor Father is a 1931 American pre-Code MGM drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. The film stars Marion Davies, Ralph Forbes and C. Aubrey Smith.
Ageing English bachelor Sir Basil Winterton (C. Aubrey Smith) suddenly has his hands full when his three grown (illegitimate) children return. Tony (Marion Davies) is a sharp tongued New Yorker, Maria is an aspiring opera singer and Ray Milland is the son.
Tony and Basil grow fond of each other, as do Tony and Ashley, but Sir Basil's Lawyer strikes when Tony learns that she is not really the daughter of Sir Basil. Sir Basil soon learns of the mistake and confronts Tony. She leaves Basil's estate and on flying back to the United States her plane crashes on take-off as Sir Basil reads a telegram that Tony sent before she boarded the plane. It explained that she loved him very much and she was sorry for what had happened.
Luckily Tony has survived the disaster and is carried into Sir Basil's living room to rest by Ashley. The film ends happily with Sir Basil promising to adopt Tony and Ashley promising to make her his wife.
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Foreign Language Version
One foreign language version was produced by MGM in French and was entitled Le père célibataire. It was released in 1931 and starred Lili Damita.
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