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Never Too Late (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  4 November 1965 (USA)
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Fifty-something Edith Lambert is thrilled to find out that she's going to have a baby. Her husband Harry, however, is less enthusiastic.

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Harry M. Lambert
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Edith Lambert
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Charlie Clinton
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Middle-aged Harry lives comfortably with his wife Edith and his daughter and her husband. Though rather sour and a bit mean, he is in fact content. So when Edith finds she is pregnant again he is anything but overjoyed. Apart from the changes it will mean, he is now seen as some sort of older superman in town. Meanwhile his daughter sees child bearing as a way out of the extra housework she is having to do, the achievement of which starts to put pressure on her increasingly tired husband. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Broadway's bouncingest bundle of joy... on the screen. See more »

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Timothy Hutton (who is Jim Hutton's son) made his first screen appearance in this movie as the little boy who runs to his father. See more »

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Late in the movie, a phonograph on a table at the foot of the stairs alternates between being crooked on the table, and being aligned with the table edge. See more »

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Spirit of Independence
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Music by Abe Holzmann
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A strenuous farce...
30 September 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Screenwriter Sumner Arthur Long adapted his own hit play about a small town middle-aged woman who is giddy upon learning she's pregnant--and puzzled by the indifference or anxiety shown by her disgruntled husband, daughter, and son-in-law. Casting original Broadway leads Maureen O'Sullivan and Paul Ford as the expecting-oldsters was probably a no-brainer, and both players are light on their feet, though O'Sullivan is truly too mature for this scenario. Of course, the character has to be an older woman--that's the point of the whole picture--yet the sight of O'Sullivan sporting a baby bump is far more strange than funny (she's a pregnant grandma). As for Ford, he isn't the cute old codger he's meant to be; he looks more like a drunk you'd see hanging out at the local pool-hall. Connie Stevens (in groovy pale-pink lipstick) does what she can with the very thin role of the couple's married daughter, and she tries finding hubby Jim Hutton adorable, but the hard work shows (Hutton was a notch lower than even Dean Jones on the romance-meter). The production values are more than adequate, and there are a few laughs here and there, but the overall results are of forced gaiety--and infernal insults bandied about at top volume. *1/2 from ****


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