To keep from being separated, four orphans get a homeless maverick to pose as their guardian.

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To keep from being separated, four orphans get a homeless maverick to pose as their guardian.

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Praise To the Many Sides of Robert Mitchum
21 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Admittedly, I am a huge fan of any Robert Mitchum product. And then, late in his career, this TV series came along and he played this sentimental role as homeless man, who finds a place in a family of 3 enterprising children, without parents--each needing the other. I found it to be less comedy (as some have tabbed) and more about 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" Iwith Tess Harper and Mitchum's son) 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, acted and recorded "Thunder Road"? He will always be my favorite.


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