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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | | Comedy, Family | 24 April 1968 (USA)
A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

Director:

Melville Shavelson

Writers:

Bob Carroll Jr. (story), Madelyn Davis (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Howard ... Nancy Beardsley
Walter Brooke ... Howard Beardsley
Tim Matheson ... Mike Beardsley (as Tim Matthieson)
Gil Rogers Gil Rogers ... Rusty Beardsley
Nancy Roth Nancy Roth ... Rosemary Beardsley
Gary Goetzman ... Greg Beardsley
Morgan Brittany ... Louise Beardsley (as Suzanne Cupito)
Holly O'Brien Holly O'Brien ... Susan Beardsley
Michele Tobin Michele Tobin ... Veronica Beardsley
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Storyline

When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family? From finding a house big enough for all of them and learning to make 18 school lunches, to coping with a son going off to war and an unexpected addition to the family, Yours, Mine and Ours attempts to blend two families into one and hopes to answer the question Is bigger really better? Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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Taglines:

The Bride Had 8 Boys and Girls. The Groom Had 10 Boys and Girls. Their wedding night set new attendance records See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Cantonese | Japanese

Release Date:

24 April 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deine, meine, unsere See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

By the time that Mike leaves he has already finished boot camp and has earned the National Defense Service Medal. He ls returning from leave, presumably after or just before receiving the orders for his first posting. As this is during the height of the Vietnam war, the odds of him ending up in combat are high. See more »

Goofs

When Lucille is holding baby in the hospital, it is wrapped in a blue blanket. She clearly asks the nurse "Could you hold HIM up to the window so they could see HIM? The baby is a BOY. However, in the closing scene when the oldest son leaves, the Baby is clearly wrapped in pink which in 1968 meant a girl. See more »

Quotes

Sister Mary Alice: I got here as fast as I could, Sister Mary. What is it this time?
Sister Mary Alice: Why don't you ask Phillip?
Helen North: Phillip?
[Phillip turns around revealing a black eye]
Helen North: Darling! What happened?
Phillip North: Nothing.
Helen North: Who did that to you?
Phillip North: One of the kids.
[points at Sister Mary]
Phillip North: *She* started it. She says I'm not legal.
[...]
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Connections

Remade as Makkala Sainya (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Yours, Mine and Ours
(uncredited)
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
[sung by chorus over main titles]
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Helen Beardsley
11 May 2004 | by bowen-2See all my reviews

I worked with Helen Beardsley at a hospital in Fresno, CA in the early 80's. She was a nice woman with a take-charge attitude. (I think you have to have one when you are the mother of 19 children.) She used to live in an ocean-view house in the Carmel area, but then sold it to move to Fresno. We always kidded her about doing that; she said the weather was better inland. I think that she was proud of her book and movie. She sold the rights to her movie early on, before it achieved sort of cult-favorite status. She told me that she regretted doing that. I did not know that she died until I read it on this comment page. I was sorry to read that; she wasn't that old and she was a strong woman.


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