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Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant stonemason with whom he has a difficult relationship, and ask him to do the work. Confronting the issues of religion and family tradition which have separated father and son causes Nick and Emily to reevaluate their lives and the things they value most.Written by
Full of life is a nice "little" film--and when I say "little", I mean it's a film with a very modest budget and pretenses. Sadly, although it's a film with very strong traditional family values, after it was made it was withheld from distribution because the Production Code Office would NOT approve the film because it showed a woman who was pregnant!! How showing a plump and pregnant film could harm the moral fabric of our society is beyond me--especially since the film celebrates life and family! The movie stars Judy Holliday and Richard Conte as a couple anticipating their first child. However, their life is seriously disrupted when Judy falls through the kitchen floor! It seems that termites have ruined the woodwork and the couple can't afford to have it fixed. So Conte asks his father (an experienced mason) to come to stay with them and fix the floor. However, this plan doesn't go as anticipated, as Dad is, at times, a pain in the neck while at other times he's wise and insightful. In the process, what it means to be family, religion and parenthood are all explored with a light and heart-warming hand. While not a great film, it's a lovely way to spend your time and I sure wish they made nice movies like this today!
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