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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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27 March 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El amor llamó dos veces  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Norman Jones's (Jerry Van Dyke's) radio studio, there are black-and-white publicity photos of various celebrities on the wall. One of the pictures is of Jerry Van Dyke's real-life brother, Dick Van Dyke, who was starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) at the time the film was made. Among the many other 60s celebrities pictured are Anna Maria Alberghetti and Mort Sahl. 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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References Ride the High Country (1962) See more »

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Carnival of Venice
Written by Julius Benedict, adaptation by Pietro Frosini
Performed by The John LaSalle Jazz Combo with Stella Stevens
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19 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I tuned in to this one because I'm becoming a real Glenn Ford fan. I think he's a superb and underrated actor with a wide range, and he indeed shines in this charming and unpretentious flick. As far as all the comments about being dated and politically incorrect, I recall the admonition of my college history professor that we cannot judge past eras by the standards of the culture we live in. And this film is not that ancient. I and many viewers grew up in the era in which this movie was made, and considering things nowadays I wouldn't mind going back. Anyway, the film does have its flaws, primarily the speed with which Eddie goes from mourning to trying to get his Dad hitched again. It's a bit unnatural, but we should just suspend disbelief. The chemistry between father and son is what makes the film shine, and in this age of broken families and parents willing to discard their children, it's sadly nostalgic to see such devotion. The film never overplays Tom's relationship with his two paramours. Character development is well done, including the housemaid Mrs. Livngstone, who finally learns Spanish, only to find out she studied the wrong language. It's a charming and tender movie, and the production values are great. The color technology in films of that era was so superior to today's.


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