MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,458 this week

The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  25 April 1969 (Japan)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 480 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 3 critic

The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2649 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 12 Jul 2012
 
a list of 58 titles
created 20 Jul 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 02 Apr 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)

The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn
Family | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Dexter Riley and his friends accidently discover a new chemical mixed with a cereal seems to give anyone temporary superhuman strength

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Eve Arden
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Walter Brennan, Matthew Garber, Karen Dotrice
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames
Superdad (1973)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Bob Crane, Kurt Russell, Barbara Rush
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Henry Dussard, a young American, inherits a picturesque but badly neglected olive farm in southern France and is determined to make it operational again despite cautionary advice from the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Dean Jones, Yvette Mimieux
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles
Family | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Joe Flynn
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Thomasina the cat brings a family together, through her mysterious death and reappearance.

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Laurence Naismith
Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Walt Disney's 3-part made-for-TV feature, The Secret of Boyne Castle (1969), originally shown on "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (the new title for "Disneyland"), re-edited into feature film form for European theatrical release.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Glenn Corbett, Alfred Burke, Kurt Russell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Grandpa Bower
...
Calvin Bower
...
Alice Bower
...
Joe Carder
...
Katie Bower
...
Sidney Bower
Bobby Riha ...
Mayo Bower
...
Quinn Bower
Smith Wordes ...
Nettie Bower (as Smitty Wordes)
Heidi Rook ...
Rose Bower
Debbie Smith ...
Lulu Bower
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Laura Bower
...
Mr. Wampler
...
Charlie Wrenn
Steve Harmon ...
Ernie Stubbins
Edit

Storyline

The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the urging of a suitor to their eldest daughter. There, Grampa Bower causes trouble with his pro-Cleveland ideas, as Dakota residents are overwhelmingly Republican, and hope to get the territory admitted as two states (North and South Dakota) rather than one in order to send four Republican senators to Washington. Cleveland opposed this plan, refusing to refer to Congress the plan to organize the Dakotas this way. When Cleveland wins the popular vote, but Harrison the presidency due to the electoral college votes, the Dakotans (particularly the feuding young couple) resolve to live together in peace, and Cleveland grants statehood to the two Dakotas before he leaves office (along with two Democrat-voting states, evening the gains for both parties). Written by Manus Hand <manus@starship.skyport.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 1969 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Family Band  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Likely because the plot was so closely tied to United States presidential politics, it was never released theatrically in Europe. See more »

Goofs

This movie features many quality songs with big band jazz as the music, however big band jazz did not exist until the late 1930's - early 1940's. Jazz itself did not appear on the scene until the 1900's, and this movie is set in 1888. Great movie, but just this one small glitch. See more »


Soundtracks

Oh, Benjamin Harrison
Performed by Buddy Ebsen, John Davidson and Men's Chorus
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fabulous Family Movie with great songs!
31 March 2002 | by (Broomfield, CO) – See all my reviews

Everyone in this movie is great! The singing and dancing are the kind that stick in your memory forever. You will find yourself singing one of the songs the next week and even the next week. Walter Brennan is at his best. Buddy Ebsen is fabulous and there is even a great scene that shows what a great dancer he is - soft shoe is the best! Kirk Russell met Goldie Hawn on this movie (her's was a bit part). What do ya know - Kirk can dance pretty well also.

I recommend adding this to your library!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Song? amiNotAwake

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?