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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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Someday Soon
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Written and produced by Tim Rice
Sung by Murray Head
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Very Good Film
2 July 2002 | by (So Cal, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film last Friday night at an American Cinematheque screening in Los Angeles. It was my first time to see it, although I'd long been curious about it since McCartney provided the musical score.

The film was the second half of a double feature, paired with How I Won the War, and it was worth staying to see. McCartney's score is top notch, and it's a shame it's not available on CD. The film is based on a play, and it has the feel of watching a filmed stage production. There aren't a lot of different locations used for filming, and most of the action takes place in a house. This may not sound so interesting but the story and characters are worth following. Hayley Mills is wonderful and her father, John Mills, turns in a stellar performance as her husband's overbearing father. They don't make films like this anymore, which is too bad.

Note: The film has garnered a slight notoriety for a "nude" scene involving Hayley Mills. What this amounts to is a very brief shot of her holding a towel around herself and baring part of her backside. The shot is so brief that you will scratch your head wondering how this ever became even worthy of comment. I'd guess that this film would be rated "G" or at worst "PG" by American standards today, as it has no foul language, very little violence, and no on screen sex or nudity.


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