The Judge Steps Out (1948)

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A Boston judge bored with his life leaves his family and heads off for adventure. He gets a job as a short-order cook at a roadside diner and soon finds romance with the pretty owner. He ... See full summary »

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  • Alexander Knox and Ann Sothern in The Judge Steps Out (1948)
  • Alexander Knox in The Judge Steps Out (1948)
  • Ann Sothern in The Judge Steps Out (1948)
  • Alexander Knox and Ann Sothern in The Judge Steps Out (1948)
  • Alexander Knox, Sharyn Moffett, and Ann Sothern in The Judge Steps Out (1948)
  • The Judge Steps Out (1948)

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29 August 2006 | misterblister69
| Way ahead of its time
The previous post says it all. "The Judge Steps Out" shows a mid-life crisis decades before the term was popular. Alexander Knox's judge is transformed from uptight Bostonian to thoughtful seeker of something better than social standing, a man who loves Ann Sothern and their new life together--without marriage! There are glimpses of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley years before it developed into the LA metropolis--the highway outside their door is now Ventura Blvd./the 101 freeway. For those who have never considered leaving it all and coming to California for the easy-going lifestyle, this film shows why so many traveled there--the judge finds himself swinging in a hammock, enjoying the garden, the comfortable clothes (big change from New England garb) and the neighborly dreamers. Ann Sothern is perfect as a woman who has lost a child and still has love in her heart. Don't miss this film!

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Plot Summary


Comedy | Drama


Release Date:

11 June 1949



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