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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | | Comedy, Family | 24 April 1968 (USA)
When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family? From finding a house big enough for all of them and learning to make ... See full summary »

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Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison
Louise Troy ...
Madeleine Love
Sidney Miller ...
Dr. Ashford
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Nancy Howard ...
Nancy Beardsley
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Howard Beardsley
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Mike Beardsley (as Tim Matthieson)
Gil Rogers ...
Rusty Beardsley
Nancy Roth ...
Rosemary Beardsley
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Greg Beardsley
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Louise Beardsley (as Suzanne Cupito)
Holly O'Brien ...
Susan Beardsley
Michele Tobin ...
Veronica Beardsley
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When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family? From finding a house big enough for all of them and learning to make 18 school lunches, to coping with a son going off to war and an unexpected addition to the family, Yours, Mine and Ours attempts to blend two families into one and hopes to answer the question Is bigger really better? Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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The Bride Had 8 Boys and Girls. The Groom Had 10 Boys and Girls. Their wedding night set new attendance records See more »

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Comedy | Family

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Mitch Vogel and Eric Shea both later appeared in Little House on the Prairie episodes. They both played boys who Laura Ingalls admired in different episodes See more »

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When Frank goes to his carrier's flight deck to halt the launch of the mail plane, he is wearing a ship's ballcap. After packing, he returns to the flight deck wearing a combination cap. In fact, neither hat is permitted on the flight deck during flight operations, as they are easily sucked into a jet engine intake, causing foreign object damage. Further, no one is permitted on the flight deck without the cranial helmet, goggles, and hearing protection that we see the catapult launch officer wearing, except for pilots and necessary flight crew going to and from their aircraft. See more »

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Frank Beardsley: We've decided to use our company manners. Helen, the boys have something to say to you.
Greg Beardsley: Mrs. North, I apologize for putting all that gin in your drink.
Helen North: Ooh, *that's* what did it.
Rusty Beardsley: And I apologize for all that vodka.
Mike Beardsley: And I apologize for the scotch.
Helen North: Scotch, vodka, and - ?
Frank Beardsley: Helen, you've been the victim of an alcoholic Pearl Harbor. It's amazing you survived at all.
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Referenced in Will & Grace: Yours, Mine or Ours (1999) See more »

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Yours, Mine and Ours
(uncredited)
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
[sung by chorus over main titles]
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...And Baby Makes... 21?
21 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

YOURS, MINE, AND OURS reunites Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, who had worked together in the 1942 B-film THE BIG STREET, the former a heavy-handed drama making a contrast to this lightweight comedy. Reminiscent of CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, the premise -- a man and woman, both with a huge family, meet, fall in love, and marry -- would be unbelievable if it weren't true.

Based on the autobiographical novel by Helen Eileen Beardsley, YOURS, MINES, AND OURS is a blueprint of sorts of future television shows "The Brady Bunch" and "Eight is Enough" but amps it up to eleven. While on those shows we never got to see just how a real household was handled (being situation programs, their stories were resolved in minimal time), here we get glimpses of what happens at dinnertime, or how groceries get done, and it's those trivial things that keep the charming story in check instead of throwing it into la-la land. Both Fonda and Ball are well-matched and have funny scenes together despite that both actors were a little too old for their characters, but it's not even a minor contrivance. Very enjoyable, witty, sunny: just what this kind of movie should be.


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