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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 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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Rance Howard:  Appearing in an uncredited role (camp counselor) is Ron Howard's father. As with Clint Howard, this was one of several times Rance would be part of a production involving Ron. 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 Petticoat Junction: The Courtship of Floyd Smoot (1963) See more »

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Written by Julius Benedict, adaptation by Pietro Frosini
Performed by The John LaSalle Jazz Combo with Stella Stevens
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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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