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The Impossible Years (1968)

The eldest daughter of a Professor of Psychology at a large conservative university causes havoc, and great embarrassment, for her father with her free-willed and uninhibited lifestyle.

Director:

Michael Gordon

Writers:

Bob Fisher (play), Arthur Marx (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Jonathan Kingsley
Lola Albright ... Alice Kingsley
Chad Everett ... Richard Merrick
Ozzie Nelson ... Dr. Herbert Fleischer
Cristina Ferrare ... Linda Kingsley
Jeff Cooper ... Bartholmew Smuts
John Harding John Harding ... Dean Harvey Rockwell
Rich Chalet Rich Chalet ... Freddie Fleischer
Michael McGreevey ... Andy McClaine
Darleen Carr ... Abbey Kingsley
Don Beddoe ... Dr. Elliot Fish
Louise Lorimer ... Mrs. Celia Fish
Karen Norris Karen Norris ... Mrs. Rockwell
Susan French ... Miss Hammer
Trudi Ames Trudi Ames ... Francine
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Storyline

The eldest daughter of a Professor of Psychology at a large conservative university causes havoc, and great embarrassment, for her father with her free-willed and uninhibited lifestyle.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Battle of the Ages! The Undergraduates vs. The Over-Thirties!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Minha Filha é Um Problema See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marten Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

From a January 1967 article in the Los Angeles Times, Peter Sellers was announced as the lead, but David Niven was signed by May. See more »

Goofs

Abbey (Darleen Carr) sits on the stairs to watch the confrontation between her father and the three boys he plans to question about their relationship with her sister. Her mother orders her out to the pool, and just as she does so, the shadow of the boom microphone passes over the banister behind Abbey. See more »

Quotes

Bartholmew Smuts: [Looking at a painting hanging over Dr. Kingley's fireplace] Hey, man. That is a pretty groovy reproduction!
Jonathan Kingsley: That is no reproduction. That is an original Matisse.
Bartholmew Smuts: An original copy, you mean. Matisse never used a brush stroke like that in his life. Where did you buy this phony?
Jonathan Kingsley: From a patient of mine who happens to be an art dealer.
Bartholmew Smuts: That patient's cured, man. *You* belong on the couch.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits appear as signs on sticks mimicking the ones being held by student protesters in the background. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Home & Family: Episode dated 15 February 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Impossible Years
Words and Music by The Tokens
Sung by The Cowsills
Courtesy of MGM Records
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Sign of the Times
17 June 2007 | by usnjohn62See all my reviews

While the film is greatly dated in viewing it today, as for someone that lived during the 60's, it was quite ground breaking in dealing with current trends in our society. Since themes such as this were something relatively new, they sort of skimmed around the issues, and weren't as hard hitting as they are today.

Alond with this film, David Niven starred in another film of this genre also in 1968, "Prudence and the Pill". Even by 1968 standards this film was very silly and disappointing.

It is ironic how Hollywood, tried to deal with society's changes by making them seem humorous and inconsequential.


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