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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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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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Referenced in Roseanne: The Courtship of Eddie, Dan's Father (1991) See more »

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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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