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The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 27 March 1963 (USA)
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 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! 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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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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Pretty predictable but sweet and engaging
12 July 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

First I need to point out that this movie isn't much like the later TV series. It stars Glenn Ford as a widower raising a young child, played by Ron Howard. While their relationship is loving and sweet, they are both looking for a new wife/mother. And Ron Howard is a little devil trying to set up Dad! I like the kid's taste, though, as he sets his sights first on Stella Stevens and then on Shirley Jones--that kid had great taste! Even though you can easily predict where the movie will end up, the acting and writing and direction are so good that you don't really mind at all. That's because it is sentimental but avoids schmaltzy, gooey over-sentimentalism that could have easily ruined this film--thanks in part to a decent use of comedy.


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