It doesn’t quite jive to the zaniness of its own name, but “The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer” dances with an extra bit of grace beyond its own age.
Irving Reis’ postwar comedy dabbles in the newly rebellious and independent teenage class… by having one of them fall in love with an older man. It’s a somewhat wincing way of explaining generational discord; you hate me so much, you’re obsessed with me.
While the conceit itself is less than a charmer, the film stars three of the most convincing of them to ever flit and flirt across the screen: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Shirley Temple.
Temple (now 18, and married in real life, though still a precocious 17 in the…