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The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 27 March 1963 (USA)
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Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice...

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

John Gay (screenplay), Mark Toby (based on the novel by)
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Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Tom Corbett
Shirley Jones ... Elizabeth Marten
Stella Stevens ... Dollye Daly
Dina Merrill ... Rita Behrens
Roberta Sherwood Roberta Sherwood ... Mrs. Livingston
Ron Howard ... Eddie Corbett (as Ronny Howard)
Jerry Van Dyke ... Norman Jones
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Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice... Written by Timo Lamminjoki <lamminjo@pcu.helsinki.fi>

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Every boy needs a mother...even if Dad has to marry her! See more »


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Trivia

Rance Howard: Appearing in an uncredited role (camp counselor) is Ron Howard's father. As with Clint Howard, this was one of several times Rance would be part of a production involving Ron. See more »

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Even in 1963 smoking would not have been allowed in a radio studio due to nicotine deposits on electrical contacts, tape heads. etc. nor would food or drink ever be placed on the turntable stands where a slip could knock the arm off the record or dump liquid into the mechanism. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Norman Jones: Wake up Manhattan. Come out of that warm, rosy dream, open those big, luscious eyes and meet a new, exciting day. I'm talking to you ravishing, delicious, madcap girls still in that warm, cozy bed. Now what you need is a nice, hot cup of coffee, Bentley Coffee of course. That rich, intoxicating aroma, that tantalizing blend that makes the senses reel and the pulses tingle.
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Norman Jones: Look out! Don't burn those delicate, sensuous fingers. Why if anything should happen to those wild, ...
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Connections

Remade as The Courtship of Eddie's Father See more »

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The Rose And The Butterfly
Written by Victor Young and Stella Unger
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Comfy outing for families
30 May 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Plushly-produced fluff stars Glenn Ford as a widower father dating different women, unaware that the divorcée next-door might just be the perfect gal for both Dad and his precocious young son. Vincente Minnelli's direction isn't as detailed or full-bodied as one might hope--and the picture doesn't flourish as a result. John Gay's screenplay, based on the novel by Mark Toby, trades off comedy with sentiment, though there's also a curious undercurrent of cynicism in the mix (with a penchant for events to happen off-screen). Nevertheless, the lead performances by Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones and Ronny Howard are first-rate, while Stella Stevens is colorful in a stop-and-start supporting role (one that isn't allowed to take off). Later a popular TV series. **1/2 from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 March 1963 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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