‘Girl Most Likely’ gets revenge in TV movie
BY DAVID INMAN The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Q. I remember seeing a movie as a child about
an ugly, overweight woman who couldn’t get a
date. After a horrible accident, plastic surgery,
and weight loss, the same guys she wanted to
date then wanted to date her because they didn’t
recognize her. The woman then dated each
man and killed him for rejecting her when she
was ugly and overweight.
What is the name of this movie? When was it
released or aired on television? Is it available to
A. That is the 1973 TV movie “The Girl Most
Likely to ?,” which also stars Ed Asner and
Suzanne Zenor; it was co-written by Joan
Rivers. It’s on DVD.
Q. My husband swears that as a child (in the
early to mid-1960s) he watched a movie on TV
that was a version of “Gulliver’s Travels,” but
all I can find are animated versions from that
era. Can you help?
A. How about “The Three Worlds of Gulliver,”
from 1960, with Kerwin Matthews as the big
man and special effects by master Ray
Harryhausen? It’s on DVD.
Q. I’ve been trying to think of the name of this
movie. It’s pretty old and I think there was a
remake of it at one time or another. It’s about
this woman who recently lost her job. She is
walking down the street and sees that a baby,
who was left on a doorstep of an orphanage, is
about to go tumbling down the stairs. She rushes
to catch the baby and the door of the
orphanage opens. The people inside assume the
baby is hers and try to convince her to keep it
— they even get her old job back for her. The
boss’ son takes an interest in the girl and eventually
the boss comes to think that the baby is
Can you tell me what the name of this movie
is and who played in it?
A. That’s the 1939 film “Bachelor Mother,”
with Ginger Rogers and David Niven. It was
remade in 1956 as “Bundle of Joy,” with thenmarried
Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
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