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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 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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Love and marriage...and stuff like that! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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27 March 1963 (USA)  »

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El amor llamó dos veces  »

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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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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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Stepfather (2014) See more »

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Carnival of Venice
Written by Julius Benedict, adaptation by Adaptation by Pietro Frosini
Performed by John LaSalle (as The John LaSalle Jazz Combo) with Stella Stevens
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How did I miss this one ?
14 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First time I've ever seen this forty year old movie, and I loved it.Was that really Ron Howard ? (Well we didn't get Andy Griffith Show so I'm not used to him being so young). I always find Glenn Ford to be a tru pro, and was happy to see Stella Stevens in it.I think she starred in Girls Girls Girls around the same period.I used to have a huge poster of her and Elvis on my wall when I was a kid(from Girls Girls Girls). I prefer this kind of movie to many on the screen today. At least men and women drressed well then.


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