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Week-End with Father (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | December 1951 (USA)
Single parents Jean Bowen and Brad Stubbs meet at the train station when they send their kids (his 2 girls, her 2 boys) off to camp. Love inevitably blooms. But there are complications: ... See full summary »

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Douglas Sirk
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Cast

Cast overview:
Van Heflin ... Brad Stubbs
Patricia Neal ... Jean Bowen
Gigi Perreau ... Anne Stubbs
Virginia Field ... Phyllis Reynolds
Richard Denning ... Don Adams
Jimmy Hunt ... Garrett 'Gary' Bowen
Janine Perreau ... Patty Stubbs
Tommy Rettig ... David Bowen aka Shorty
Gary Pagett Gary Pagett ... Eddie Lewis
Forrest Lewis Forrest Lewis ... Clarence Willett
Frances E. Williams Frances E. Williams ... Cleo
Elvia Allman ... Mrs. G.
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Single parents Jean Bowen and Brad Stubbs meet at the train station when they send their kids (his 2 girls, her 2 boys) off to camp. Love inevitably blooms. But there are complications: Brad's other flame, TV star Phyllis, thinks he plans to marry her, while Jean has caught the eye of beefcake camp counselor Don Adams. A hectic weekend at camp (with Phyllis an uninvited guest) brings the expected lovers' tiff. Who will straighten out Jean and Brad's lives? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Wochenende mit Papa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Virginia Field's singing was dubbed by Martha Mears. See more »

Quotes

Cleo: I always say, love is like soup - you gotta do a lot of spoonin' to find out what's in it!
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Referenced in Four Star Playhouse: Man in the Box (1953) See more »

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A Family Film That's Funny
11 December 2000 | by hillariSee all my reviews

One of the best things about this movie is the girl who plays Van Heflin's oldest daughter in the film. She asks her father's girlfriend for a tube of lipstick, and he's shocked. The little girl has already told her father that she has a boyfriend, and now this. She plainly explains to dad that she's going to give it to a TV star that has come up to the camping resort so the star can write her autograph. The father sits back relieved, as his girlfriend (Patricia Neal) gives him a sympathetic look. The little girl skips away, but not before informing her father that the color of the lipstick is not her shade, anyway.

Richard Denning also has a good role as a health nut who has designs on Patricia Neal's character. She has two sons, neither of which wants their mother to marry Denning and be subjected to a life of tofu and bean sprouts. This is a good family film for all.


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