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The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)

 -  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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Eddie Corbett (as Ronny Howard)
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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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father | courtship | widow | blond | affection | See more »

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

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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27 March 1963 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Previously Ron Howard and Shirley Jones had played sister and brother in The Music Man (1962) while in this movie they probably become stepmother and stepson. 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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References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

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The Rose And The Butterfly
Written by Victor Young and Stella Unger
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Comfy romance, smoothly-handled fluff
30 May 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Very smooth, plushly produced nonsense about widower father dating different women, unaware that the divorcée next-door might just be the perfect gal for Pop and his precocious young son. Some surprisingly cynical bits amid the sentiment, despite a strange penchant for big events to happen off-screen. Vincente Minnelli's direction isn't as detailed or full-bodied as one might hope (and the picture doesn't flourish as a result), but the lead performances by Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones and young Ronny Howard are first-rate. Stella Stevens is colorful in stop-and-start supporting role that is never allowed to really take-off. Later the basis for a rather melancholy TV series. *** from ****


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