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I hardly remember this show, but what I can remember I liked. It didn't last long, though. Robert Mitchum, from what I can remember, played a homeless man that is taken in by kids (I think they were orphaned). I think it was intended to be a drama, but it was funny. I could be way off-base though, it's been forever since I saw this.
I'm a fan of every Robert Mitchum movie. And then this TV series came
along and he played this sentimental role as homeless man, who finds a
place in a family of 3 children, without parents, each needing the
other to sustain their independence and for the children to not be
separated into foster care. I found it to be less comedy and more on
family values. Heart-warming situations every week for about the 6
episodes that it ran.
I was sad when it ended. But a couple of years ago I searched the web and found a commercial source for the DVD of the entire TV series.
Robert Mitchum was so under appreciated for his natural talent. If you look at the body of his work, he could play any type of role. My favorite was "El Dorado". "Promises to Keep" was a TV movie that showed his softer side. And, yes, he played too many "B" movies. But he didn't care. He liked not being poor and making, as he called it, "easy money". Did you know he even wrote the story, acted the lead in the movie, and recorded the song "Thunder Road"? What a guy!!!
I don't remember a lot about how good or bad the show was. However, I'm
remembering the premise slightly differently.
For reasons that I don't remember, the kids were orphaned (not in an orphanage, just that the parents were out of the picture). Rather than have themselves be split up in a number of orphanages/foster families, they decided to find a homeless man (Mitchum), and have him pose as their uncle (or something like that).
From what I remember, the show was more of a comedy with dramatic overtones. The comedy part revolved around the differing habits of the children and the (formerly) homeless man, as well as hiding the fact that he wasn't related to them. The dramatic overtones that occasionally surfaced revolved around the loss of the parents, as well as the homeless man's growing attempts to fill that void as they bonded.
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