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Week-End with Father (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | December 1951 (USA)
Single parents Jean Bowen and Brad Stubbs meet at the train station when they send their kids (his 2 girls, her 2 boys) off to camp. Love inevitably blooms. But there are complications: ... See full summary »

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Brad Stubbs
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Jean Bowen
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Anne Stubbs
Virginia Field ...
Phyllis Reynolds
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Don Adams
Jimmy Hunt ...
Garrett 'Gary' Bowen
Janine Perreau ...
Patty Stubbs
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David Bowen aka Shorty
Gary Pagett ...
Eddie Lewis
Forrest Lewis ...
Clarence Willett, Desk Clerk
Frances E. Williams ...
Cleo, Jean's Maid
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Mrs. G., Brad's Housekeeper
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Single parents Jean Bowen and Brad Stubbs meet at the train station when they send their kids (his 2 girls, her 2 boys) off to camp. Love inevitably blooms. But there are complications: Brad's other flame, TV star Phyllis, thinks he plans to marry her, while Jean has caught the eye of beefcake camp counselor Don Adams. A hectic weekend at camp (with Phyllis an uninvited guest) brings the expected lovers' tiff. Who will straighten out Jean and Brad's lives? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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December 1951 (USA)  »

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Ein Wochenende mit Papa  »

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Virginia Field's singing was dubbed by Martha Mears. See more »

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Cleo: I always say, love is like soup - you gotta do a lot of spoonin' to find out what's in it!
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Referenced in Four Star Playhouse: Man in the Box (1953) See more »

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When The Father Of Girls Meets The Mother Of Boys
13 March 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Weekend With Father has Van Heflin as a widower father with two small girls Gigi and Janine Perreau who meets war widow Patricia Neal sending her boys Tommy Rettig and Jimmy Hunt off to the adjoining summer camp that Heflin is sending his kids. As things happen in the movies Van and Pat fall for each other and decide getting married could solve a lot of needs. That is if the kids will accept these chosen step parents.

There's also another complication. Heflin is a TV producer and TV star Virginia Field has matrimony in mind for herself. As for Neal the head counselor at her boy's camp is Richard Denning who thinks he's God's gift to the female species and spends the whole picture with his shirt off impressing the ladies. He's got in mind to impress Neal and show up Heflin who as he puts it was an Eagle Scout, but earned it in Central Park.

Some of Heflin's efforts at outdoor activities were clearly borrowed from Cary Grant/Myrna Loy comedy The Bachelor And The Bobby Soxer. I believe this is Heflin's only screen comic part and he puts in a good effort. As does Neal and the rest of the cast. I have to say among the supporting players Denning as this blow-hard camp counselor borrows a bit from the Jack Carson school of blow-hard and it shows well.

Weekend With Father holds up nicely after over 60 years and it's good family entertainment.


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