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 »
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and has no family of his own. He decides to leave his estate to the family of his first love, who turned down his marriage proposal years ago because ... See full summary »
Alvah, a young GI who happens to own a vineyard, elopes to Las Vegas with Lee, his housekeeper's daughter. But Alvah's chicken pox postpone the wedding night. The rest revolves around more ... See full summary »
Convicted murderess Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth) is being transported to Norwich to be executed when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital. Nurse Sister Mary (Claudette ... See full summary »
The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène Vidocq, from his birth in a French jail in 1775 to his appointment as chief of police of Paris where he intends to rob the city bank. ... See full summary »
The story of a young woman, Helen Banning, who travels to Munich in search of life experience and romance. While working for America House, she meets a famous symphony conductor, Tonio ... See full summary »
The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks ... See full summary »
Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three 'cute' sons ... See full summary »
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are ... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?