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Father Dear Father (1973)

| Comedy | May 1973 (UK)
Spin-off movie version of the British sitcom of the same name.

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Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne ...
Anna Glover
Ann Holloway ...
Karen Glover
Noel Dyson ...
Nanny (as Noël Dyson)
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Mother
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Vicar
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Richard
Ursula Howells ...
Barbara
Jack Watling ...
Bill Mossman
Jill Melford ...
Georgie Thompson
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Mrs. Stoppard
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Philip Glover
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Larry
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Maggie
James Appleby ...
Policeman
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Spin-off movie version of the British sitcom of the same name.

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Big Screen Fun - Big Screen Laughter. The Big Screen 'Father Dear Father!' See more »

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O apithanos... kyrios Patrick  »

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In full, the crime writer's name is Patrick Goldsworthy Sitwell Glover. See more »

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Outside the church after the wedding service, the amount of confetti on Patrick, Georgie and particularly Richard varies greatly between shots. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Father Dear Father (1968) See more »

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Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasia: Love Theme
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Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Christmas annual
14 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

A lot of 70s comedy series were turned into 'one off' feature length films with varying degrees of success, for some years now the BBC have been showing these films in the dead time between Christmas and the New year. I think father dear father is one of the better efforts and well worth a look if you are weighed down by the excesses of the festivities so much that still can't lift yourself off the settee in the week after Christmas. The theme of the movie and the TV series is a widowed father (Patrick Cargill) looking after his two rebellious teenage daughters, played by the gorgeous Natasha Pyne and Ann Holloway, plus his attempts to find romance in his own confused personal life. The film and the 'victorian father' attitude portrayed (for laughs) will appear very dated now but probably actually reflected our society pretty accurately back in the early 70s, even down to his threats to administer a spanking to his morally wayward children even though the girls must have been about 25 at the time! Unfortunately he didn't carry out his threat.


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