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24 April 1968 (USA) See more »
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A Honeymoon is No Place to Have Kids! See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lucille Ball ... Helen North Beardsley

Henry Fonda ... Frank Beardsley

Van Johnson ... Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison
Louise Troy ... Madeleine Love
Sidney Miller ... Dr. Ashford

Tom Bosley ... Family Doctor
Nancy Howard ... Nancy Beardsley
Walter Brooke ... Howard Beardsley

Tim Matheson ... Mike Beardsley (as Tim Matthieson)
Gil Rogers ... Rusty Beardsley
Nancy Roth ... Rosemary Beardsley

Gary Goetzman ... Greg Beardsley

Morgan Brittany ... Louise Beardsley (as Suzanne Cupito)
Holly O'Brien ... Susan Beardsley
Michele Tobin ... Veronica Beardsley
Maralee Foster ... Mary Beardsley

Tracy Nelson ... Germaine Beardsley
Stephanie Oliver ... Joan Beardsley
Jennifer Leak ... Colleen North
Kevin Burchett ... Nicky North

Kimberly Beck ... Janette North

Mitch Vogel ... Tommy North
Margot Jane ... Jean North

Eric Shea ... Phillip North
Greg Atkins ... Gerald North
Lynnell Atkins ... Teresa North

Ben Murphy ... Larry
Ysabel MacCloskey ... Housekeeper #1
Pauline Hague ... Housekeeper #2
Marjorie Eaton ... Housekeeper #3
Richard Angarola ... French Actor on TV Screen
Lilyan Chauvin ... French Actress on TV Screen
Robert P. Lieb ... Happy San Franciscan
Jennifer Gan ... 1st Young Lady (as Ginny Gan)

Eve Bruce ... 2nd Young Lady
Susan Carr ... 3rd Young Lady
Paul Potash ... Hippie

Stuart Nisbet ... Man of the Cloth
Patty Elder ... Waitress
George Jue ... Chinese Store Proprietor

Arthur Peterson ... Priest
Mary Gregory ... Sister Mary Alice

Larry Hankin ... Supermarket Clerk / Harry
Lawrence Heller ... Medical Assistant
Marti Litis ... Hospital Nurse
Harry Holcombe ... Judge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leoda Richards ... Wedding Extra (uncredited)

Kevin Tighe ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Melville Shavelson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Helen Eileen Beardsley  book "Who Gets the Drumsticks?" (uncredited)
Bob Carroll Jr.  story
Madelyn Davis  story
Mort Lachman  writer
Melville Shavelson  writer

Produced by
Robert F. Blumofe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Karlin 
 
Cinematography by
Charles F. Wheeler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gilmore 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
Arthur Lonergan 
 
Set Decoration by
James W. Payne  (as James Payne)
 
Makeup Department
Hal King .... makeup artist
Irma Kusely .... hair stylist
Bill Phillips .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Roy Hollis .... assistant production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Bremerkamp .... assistant director (as J. Richard Bremerkamp)
Jim Benjamin .... assistant director (uncredited)
Louis Nicoletti .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Kenneth L. Westcott .... property master (as Kenneth Wetcott)
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Laune .... sound effects editor
Clarence Peterson .... sound mixer
Jim Bullock .... sound editor (uncredited)
Pete Peterson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Cardinale .... wardrobe
Renita Reachi .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
William K. Chulack .... assistant film editor (as William Chulack)
 
Music Department
Richard Carruth .... music editor
 
Other crew
Robert F. Blumofe .... presenter
Larry Hampton .... production coordinator (as Lawrence Hampton)
J. Paul Popkin .... assistant to producer
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor
 
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111 min
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Trivia:
The baby born at the end of the movie is Joseph John Beardsley. He was born in the early hours of 14 July 1962.See more »
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Factual errors: When Frank learns that his wife is pregnant, he goes to the flight deck and convinces the catapult launch officer to stop the launch of the mail plane. In fact, the catapult officer does not have that authority. Unless there is a mechanical or safety problem, the Air Boss (who is never on the flight deck) is the lowest ranking person with the authority to cancel a launch.See more »
Quotes:
Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison:[after Helen's false eyelash falls into her drink] Your Irish coffee is *winking* at me.See more »
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End Title (Yours, Mine and Ours)See more »

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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
They don't make 'em like this no more..., 21 August 2002
Author: jimu63 from San Marcos, CA

If I were asked what my favorite film of all time was, I would probably say either "The Last Picture Show" or "Ordinary People," two films that I feel are legitimate masterpieces. But if I were asked what my favorite film of all time REALLY was, I'd have to say "Yours, Mine and Ours," which was one of the first movies my parents ever took me to (along with a re-release of "Swiss Family Robinson" and Steve McQueen's "Bullitt") as a five-year-old. I've loved it my entire life, and I have to admit my affection for it hasn't dimmed with age. Although I realize it's not one of the great masterpieces of all time, and I would never rate it as high as say, "Show" or "People" or "Casablanca" or "Schindler's List" for that matter, I still love this film all the same.

I must admit that I am also a lifelong fan of "I Love Lucy," so the fact that "Yours, Mine and Ours" stars Lucille Ball certainly has something to do with my fondness for this film. And growing up in the '70's when co-star Henry Fonda was relegated to cameo roles in awful films like "The Swarm" and "Rollercoaster," if it hadn't have been for his charismatic and likeable performance here, I would never have known he was the great actor that he was. Add the pleasure of Lucille's longtime friend Van Johnson in the prime supporting role of Darryl, Fonda's best friend, and an extremely young Tim Matheson as Fonda's oldest son, and you have the foundation of an excellent cast in a lovely romantic comedy about the ultimate blended family (think "The Brady Bunch" with brains, and much, much larger to boot).

Very loosely based on a true story, Ball is Helen North, a recent widow with eight unruly children who moves to San Francisco for a fresh start. While working at the infirmary at an (unnamed) Naval base, she meets Naval Officer Frank Beardsley (Fonda, of course), who is a recent widower himself (with 10 children !) and has brought one of his daughters (Suzanne Cupito, aka '70's starlet Morgan Brittany) in for treatment. Helen and Frank are immediately smitten with each other and go out on a date, but immediately break it off when they realize how many children their combined family would contain. Darryl realizes that eighteen children aside, these two were made for each other and proceeds to plot to get them together. They do eventually marry and this sets up many amusing scenes of this huge family trying to blend in together.

The nice thing about this film is that for once Lucille Ball is allowed to play a character completely different from Lucy Ricardo or Lucy Carmichael (from "The Lucy Show"). She is intelligent, touching, funny and very, very human here. In only one scene does she do any kind of "Lucy" shtick, and that is during a wonderfully played drunk scene. Even then she doesn't resemble her daffy TV persona as much as, well a woman who's had too much to drink. And the chemistry between Ball and Fonda is so believable, as a child I found it hard to believe they were not really married in real life! Honest! Johnson gives wonderful support and Tom Bosley has a few amusing scenes as the family's exasperated doctor. I also loved the character of Madeline Love, who Darryl sets Frank up with on a disastrous date that ends with her riding home between Frank and Helen (who's been dumped by her Darryl-arranged date). Their discussion of their respective families ends with the hilarious exchange: Frank: "I'm glad I have ten children!" Helen: "I'm glad I have my eight!" Madeline: "And I'm glad I'm careful!"

All in all, this is an extremely enjoyable romantic comedy that grandkids can watch with their grandparents where everyone will be entertained and nobody will be embarassed. An added treat: laughing at the '60's styles and hairdoes, which look worse and worse with each passing decade. They just don't make them like this anymore. ***1/2 (out of *****)

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