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With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teen-age daughter, get fixed up. They start dating and decide to get married. They're not prepared for the hostile ... See full summary »

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Herbie Fleck
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Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teen-age daughter, get fixed up. They start dating and decide to get married. They're not prepared for the hostile reactions from their children, especially Jake's daughter Stacy, who wants to be the woman of the house, and Abby's oldest son Flip, who hates Jake. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Keeping this family together isn't child's play! See more »


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7 August 1968 (USA)  »

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A Man in Mommy's Bed  »

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The final scenes of this film feature Doris Day teary-eyed, wearing a housecoat and slippers. When her husband of 17 years Martin Melcher died suddenly just after production was completed, gossip magazines at the time used stills of Day from this movie, looking distraught and out-of-sorts, to accompany their articles about Melcher's death. See more »

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In the scene in the nightclub, there's a mismatched cut of Doris. In a three-shot, she has her chin in her hand. When we cut immediately to a close-up, her hands are clasped together in front of her. See more »

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Abby McClure: The only thing I've never gotten is why parents never run away.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are animated in the style of a series of children's crayon drawings. The Art Director credit is misspelled, comically and deliberately as "ART DER," scratched out, misspelled again as "ART DUR," scratched out again, the entire page is crumpled, and the credit finally appears, correct and not animated, on the following screen. See more »

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Referenced in Fired Up: With Sex, You Get Eggroll See more »

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Written by R. Coonce, W. Entner, K. Fukomoto
Performed by The Grassroots
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Doris Day vs. Lucille Ball: I vote Doris!
9 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

This fun family film came out just a few months after Henry Fonda and Lucy's "Yours, Mine and Ours". As a youngster, I liked the latter movie much better because it was FULL of kids (18 to be exact). Nowadays, that picture gives me a headache and I avoid it at all costs. "Eggroll" creates the same step-family tension and only utilizes 4 children. What a bargain! Besides that, Doris Day wafts through this sitcom like a spring daisy. She was probably in her mid-40s here (and in her last movie to date), but she's fresh and funny throughout. I loved it when she spies Brian Keith in a go-go club with "a young chick" (his daughter) and says to sister Pat Carroll, "Why take a bus when you can fly?" There are big laughs and some thoughtful scenes and I enjoyed them--until the final 15 minutes when the picture goes to hell in a handbasket. Into this semi-realistic brew of changing houses and learning to love comes hippies, bikers, a chicken-truck driver, and Brian Keith in his boxer shorts. It's a ridiculous turn of events, and almost mitigates the sweet nature of the main characters. Nothing can derail Doris, though: she's so grounded in reality that you buy every emotion, every double-take, every line of dialogue. She's one of Hollywood's most underrated actresses. It may be "With Six You Get Eggroll", but Day plays the material like it's "Love Me Or Leave Me". **1/2 from ****


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