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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  24 April 1968 (USA)
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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 ... 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
Walter Brooke ...
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
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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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Deine, meine, unsere  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Helen Eileen Beardsley (who wrote the book Who Gets the Drumsticks? on which this was based) died 26 April 2000, aged 70, Healdsburg, California, USA (Parkinson's disease). See more »

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The reflection of a cameraman is visible in the window of the school bus as it drives off. See more »

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Family Doctor: [Helen is pregnant, but Mike doesn't know] How's your mother?
Mike Beardsley: You mean my stepmother. Oh, she's fine, I guess.
Family Doctor: No morning sickness?
Mike Beardsley: No, doc, I feel fine.
Family Doctor: Not you, your mother!
Mike Beardsley: Well, why should she have mor - ? Morning sickness!
[rolls his eyes in disbelief]
Family Doctor: We need a sample of your blood.
Mike Beardsley: Take it all!
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Referenced in Melrose Place: Pilot (1992) See more »

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End Title (Yours, Mine and Ours)
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Written by Fred Karlin
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Funny, uplifting film
11 October 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw this in the movies back in 1968, when it was first released (I was about 5), and I've loved it since. Helen North (Lucy) is a widow with 8 kids, and Frank Beardsley (Fonda)is a navy captain with 10. They fall in love, and of course, bedlam ensues as they try to unite two families. Oh boy!!! Battling step-siblings, arguments over who gets which bedroom, resentments toward the new step-parents, etc. It ends happily, though, with the family pulling together to welcome the new baby (#19!) and learning to love and live together as a happy family.

Lucy plays her role with wonderful, motherly warmth. You can actually see the love she has for each of those children, and her deep desire to have her new step-children love her. However - she does treat us to some delightful "Lucy"-ish antics. The scene in a crowded bar involving a wandering false eyelash and an uncooperative dress are absolutely classic - exactly the kind of comedy Lucy can do like no one else. And yet, these antics DO NOT dominate her performance or the film. They are just little "treats" thrown in every so often. Watch her expression, in the next to last scene, when Fonda's children tell her that she has been "adopted-as our mother, for life". Henry Fonda brings a nice, crisp authority to his role - it would have been easy to have made this man a caricature. A scene towards the end, where Lucy's oldest daughter turns to him for comfort and advice after dumping her oily boyfriend is lovely. Van Johnson has some good lines as Fonda's best friend. The kids are all very well cast, and included some "stars to be" - Tim Matheson, Tracy Nelson (she's one of the very youngest kids), Morgan Brittany (billed as Suzanne Cupito) and Eric Shea, better known as the "Robin" in POSEIDON ADVENTURE.

In all, a heartwarming film, with a strong emphasis on life, second chances, and a very positive spin on beauty and bond of family love.


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