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Family Honeymoon (1948)

Approved | | Comedy | 24 February 1949 (USA)
A bachelor marries a widow and her three kids join the honeymoon.

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Katie Armstrong Jordan
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Grant Jordan
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Minna Fenster
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Arch Armstrontg (scenes deleted) (as William Daniels)
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Zoe
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Charlie
Peter Miles ...
Abner
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Aunt Jo
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Phyllis
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Fred
Catherine Doucet ...
Mrs. Abercrombie (as Catharine Doucet)
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Chancellor Fenster
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Mr. Webb
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Taxi driver
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Gas Station Attendant
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Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Last of seven movies that paired Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. See more »

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HAPPY HOMECOMING TO YOU
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Music by Milton Schwarzwald
Lyrics by Dane Lussier
Sung by cast (party guests)
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A funny Claudette Colbert comedy
14 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie once on TV and have not forgotten it. It was entertaining with the strained relationship of Colbert and Fred McMurray and the back and forth snipping that the old comedies were so famous for. Let's face it, these two just have great chemistry together and are masters at that kind of domestic comedy. The honeymoon with the kids at the Grand Canyon is everyone's nightmare and you have to laugh at their plight with the honeymoon sabotaged by those out of control kids. What I loved so much were the views of the Lodge at the South Rim and just the opportunity to see the Grand Canyon from a time lost forever. Some of the shots are amazing. If this one ever came out on DVD I would buy it because it is fun light hearted entertainment done only as these two know how to do it.


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