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The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  27 March 1963 (USA)
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Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice...

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Elizabeth Marten
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Eddie Corbett (as Ronny Howard)
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Norman Jones
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Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice... Written by Timo Lamminjoki <lamminjo@pcu.helsinki.fi>

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Every boy needs a mother...even if Dad has to marry her!

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27 March 1963 (USA)  »

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El amor llamó dos veces  »

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Appearing in "Courtship of Eddie's Father" in his film debut in the uncredited role of Child at Party in Indian headdress is Ron Howard's (Eddie) younger brother, Clint Howard. This marks the beginning of a career for Clint punctuated by appearing in film and television work that also involves his brother Ron. See more »

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While Tom is speaking with Eddie at school (at around 6 mins), Eddie is standing on the stairs above Tom and the camera is behind Eddie pointing down toward Tom when a boy with short brown hair wearing a green and white vertically striped shirt and a dark blue jacket and holding a light blue book walks down the steps past Eddie, turns and stares at Tom, turns and looks up the stairs while rubbing his nose, then looks back at Tom when the camera cuts to a shot looking up at Eddie from behind Tom as the same boy walks down the stairs past Eddie. See more »

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[first lines]
Norman Jones: Wake up Manhattan. Come out of that warm, rosy dream, open those big, luscious eyes and meet a new, exciting day. I'm talking to you ravishing, delicious, madcap girls still in that warm, cozy bed. Now what you need is a nice, hot cup of coffee, Bentley Coffee of course. That rich, intoxicating aroma, that tantalizing blend that makes the senses reel and the pulses tingle.
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Norman Jones: Look out! Don't burn those delicate, sensuous fingers. Why if anything should happen to those wild, ...
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Another example of the under-usage of Dina Merrill
11 September 2006 | by (Waynesboro, PA) – See all my reviews

Dina Merrill should have had a much more successful screen career. She is a beautiful, intelligent, warm, extremely credible actress. Perhaps her very strong resemblance to Grace Kelly worked against her. In this film, "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," someone had the dumb idea to make her a brunette, probably because the lead actress, Shirley Jones, was also a blonde. For Merrill, this is a nothing role which she brings a great deal more to than it deserves. The rest of the cast is good, especially Ron(nie) Howard, although Glenn Ford is, as usual, low-key to the point of monotony; and Jerry Van Dyke proves that the same genes don't necessarily produce comic geniuses in a family.


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