6.2/10
119
5 user 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Don DeFore
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche
Shockproof (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jenny Marsh, still dangerously attractive after 5 years in prison for killing a man in defense of her shady lover Harry, clashes at first with parole officer Griff Marat, who's determined ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Patricia Knight, John Baragrey
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A pair of Irish rebels have swashbuckling adventures in 1815.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow
Interlude (1957)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: June Allyson, Rossano Brazzi, Marianne Koch
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Gigi Perreau
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Dan Dailey, Diana Lynn, Chet Allen
Crime | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Posing as an ex-German medical officer, a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and sink a Nazi submarine, hiding off the coast of South America.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Macdonald Carey, Märta Torén, Robert Douglas
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A pretty saloon entertainer escapes the marshal's custody and hides in a small town where she unexpectedly becomes surrogate mother to three motherless boys who wish to see their father re-married.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Sterling Hayden, Phillip Reed
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Charles Boyer, William Demarest, Lyle Bettger
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Brad Stubbs
...
Jean Bowen
...
Anne Stubbs
Virginia Field ...
Phyllis Reynolds
Richard Denning ...
Don Adams
Jimmy Hunt ...
Garrett 'Gary' Bowen
Janine Perreau ...
Patty Stubbs
...
David Bowen aka Shorty
Gary Pagett ...
Eddie Lewis
Forrest Lewis ...
Clarence Willett, Desk Clerk
Frances E. Williams ...
Cleo, Jean's Maid
...
Mrs. G., Brad's Housekeeper
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

summer camp | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Wochenende mit Papa  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Cleo: I ain't mercenary. I just want to know how he's fixed for money.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Four Star Playhouse: Man in the Box (1953) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
His, Hers and Theirs
4 July 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

New York's Grand Central Station is full of children going away to summer camp. Among those present are widower Van Heflin (as Brad Stubbs) with his two girls, and widow Patricia Neal (as Jean Bowen) with her two boys. The previously unacquainted adults meet at the station while sending their twosomes away from home for the first time. You should have no trouble figuring out the basic storyline. The girls are real-life sisters Gigi Perreau (as Anne Stubbs) and Janine Perreau (as Patty Stubbs). The boys are Jimmy Hunt (as Garrett "Gary" Bowen) and Tommy Rettig (as David "Shorty" Bowen)...

During the "father-son" athletic competition, young Hunt sustained an injury and "little brother" Rettig found his role expanded. In some scenes, Hunt can be seen with his left arm held still or concealed...

This sort of story reached its madcap peak with "Yours, Mine and Ours" (1968). The adult romance is unexciting, but there is fun watching their rivals. Television star Virginia Field (as Phyllis Reynolds) also wants to wed Mr. Heflin, and muscular camp counselor Richard Denning (as Don Adams) desires Ms. Neal. As the co-stars hired "help", Frances E. Williams and Elvia Allman are amusing. Heflin and the children benefit particularly well from Douglas Sirk's capable direction. Playing a ten-year-old with nail polish and a toothy boyfriend, Gary Pagett (as Eddie), young Gigi is especially enchanting.

****** Week-End with Father (12/51) Douglas Sirk ~ Van Heflin, Patricia Neal, Gigi Perreau, Tommy Rettig


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Week-End with Father (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?