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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
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Phyllis Reynolds
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Don Adams
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Garrett 'Gary' Bowen
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Patty Stubbs
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David Bowen aka Shorty
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Eddie Lewis
Forrest Lewis ...
Clarence Willett
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Cleo
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Mrs. G.
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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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John Lund and Barbara Hale were originally announced for the roles played by Van Heflin and Patricia Neal. 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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Fine cast, familiar story...
10 February 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Often-told tale of a single father meeting and falling in love with a single mother, planning to wed despite the fact their mutual children do not get along. Van Heflin and Patricia Neal are certainly well-matched in the leads, and Heflin in particular gives a sharply-observed performance, but contrivances take over Joseph Hoffman's script and the whole pre-sitcom venture soon runs aground. Nice opening, several very good scenes, but ultimately nothing special. Aimed at wholesome family audiences of the 1950s (who may have felt TV's "The Brady Bunch" some 18 years later was but a retread), this passes muster as nostalgia, but it isn't a memorable vehicle for either star. ** from ****


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