Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Season 10, Episode 21

For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon (8 Mar. 1964)
"Disneyland" For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon (original title)

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Nostalgic tale of two brothers and their new neighbor, who all fight over the attentions of the pretty girl in the farmhouse down the road; the girl's name is Willadean. Prize winning ... See full summary »

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Terry Burnham ...
Willadean Wills
Roger Mobley ...
Harley Mason
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J.D. Gray
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Freddy Gray (as Billy Mumy)
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Alfred
Barbara Eiler ...
Mrs. Mason
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Farmer Wills
Harry Harvey ...
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Nostalgic tale of two brothers and their new neighbor, who all fight over the attentions of the pretty girl in the farmhouse down the road; the girl's name is Willadean. Prize winning watermelons and a house reputed to be haunted figure in the plot line. Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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Boys will be boys
29 November 2006 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

Our family has loved this movie for ages. We taped it off of the Disney Channel about 20 years ago, and even though our kids have grown and left the house, we still quote from the movie, and watch it together from time to time. The story includes everything that a young boy could want in a movie: a cool tree fort, a haunted mansion, buried treasure, a mean next door neighbor, and a pretty girl. I wish Disney would put this one out on DVD, I'd buy several copies, one for each of the kids, and one for the Mrs. and me.

The story is basically about two brothers who are in a "club" together, but the younger brother (played by Billy Mumy) has to do all of the work since his older brother is president. When a new family moves to town, Mumy is hopeful that there are a lot of boys in the family so they can join the club and help with the workload...after all, someone's got to haul dirt clods up into the tree fort. But the new family only has one child, a son, who is the same age as the older brother. The fun starts when they both start to compete against each other for the love of Willadean.


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