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The Family Way (1966)

Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated.

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Married life is proving difficult for newlyweds Jenny and Arthur. With well meaning but interfering parents, nosey neighbors, and a town that thrives on gossip, can their marriage last? With all these pressures it's no wonder their personal life is suffering. Will there ever be any good news? Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Paul McCartney's film scoring debut, which helped this film very much financially. See more »

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[last lines]
Ezra Fitton: It's life, lad. It might make you laugh at your age, but one day it'll make you bloody cry!
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Featured in The Beatles Anthology (1995) See more »

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Love In The Open Air
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Written by Paul McCartney
Played by George Martin and his Orchestra
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There's nowt as queer as folk
16 December 2000 | by (mirfield, west yorkshire) – See all my reviews

A late entry to the British kitchen sink cycle, which suggests that if there was one thing that the upstanding, chapel going, gossipping classes disapproved of more than sex before marriage, then it was failing to fulfill one's conjugal duties afterwards. Which is unfortunate for a willing, but unable, Hywell Bennett and his virginal bride, portrayed by a divine Hayley Mills. Bennett is good, and Mills is suitably wide eyed and adorable, which in fairness is all the script really asks of her, but the film belongs to the senior cast members. John Mills, ironically portraying his real life daughter's father-in-law, succeeds in being comical and pathetic yet immensely noble, and Marjorie Rhodes is equally compelling as his wife, who loves, yet at times, quietly loathes him. The Family Way is a touching and amusing look at the social mores of Northern England circa the mid-sixties, and a chance to see Hayley Mills' bare bottom!


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