Cinema: Bringing Up Father

Take Her, She's Mine, adapted from the Broadway play, enunciates a proposition to which any reasonable man would eagerly subscribe: "Girls turn into women." But Jimmy Stewart is not a reasonable man. He plays the doting dad of a teen-aged twippet (Sandra Dee), and like most doting dads he has firmly decided that his little girl is always going to be a little girl.

Sandra has other ideas. She goes off to college and sings folk songs in "a place where everybody has a beard except one or two of the girls." Father rushes to the rescue, gets caught in a culture...

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