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The Family Way (1966)

Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayley Mills ... Jenny Piper
Avril Angers Avril Angers ... Liz Piper
John Comer ... Leslie Piper
Wilfred Pickles ... Uncle Fred
John Mills ... Ezra Fitton
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Lucy Fitton
Hywel Bennett ... Arthur Fitton
Murray Head ... Geoffrey Fitton
Barry Foster ... Joe Thompson
Liz Fraser ... Molly Thompson
Andy Bradford ... Eddie (as Andrew Bradford)
Thorley Walters Thorley Walters ... The Vicar
Colin Gordon ... Mr. Hutton, the Travel Agent
Robin Parkinson Robin Parkinson ... Mr. Phillips, his assistant
Lesley Daine Lesley Daine ... Dora
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Storyline

Married life is proving difficult for newlyweds Jenny and Arthur. With well meaning but interfering parents, nosey neighbors, and a town that thrives on gossip, can their marriage last? With all these pressures it's no wonder their personal life is suffering. Will there ever be any good news? Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo a su tiempo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Boulting Brothers,Jambox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Eastman Colour)
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Trivia

The £200 down payment on the cottage would equate to $550 at the time or about $4,200 in 2018. See more »

Quotes

Ezra Fitton: All this reading books he does, it's not natural.
Lucy Fitton: You wouldn't know what natural is.
Ezra Fitton: My father always used to say if it were natural you'd see animals doing it. I never saw a horse reading.
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Someday Soon
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Written and produced by Tim Rice
Sung by Murray Head
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29 August 2002 | by markvdub68See all my reviews

This film, although made before i was born is still one of my favorite films, Sir John Mills shows his best ever performance, i don't need to tell you the story as you've read the reviews above but the ending is still one of the most powerful i have ever seen, and humbles me to know its only words, fantastic.


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