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With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

Two widowed people fall in love and marry, unprepared for the hostile reactions of their children.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Abby McClure
... Jake Iverson
... Maxine Scott
... Stacey Iverson
... Herbie Fleck
... Molly
... Flip McClure
... Cleo
... Harry Scott (as Herbert Voland)
... Jo Jo
... Zip - Cloud
... Bud Young
... Desk Sergeant
Richard Steele ... Jason McClure
Jimmy Bracken ... Mitch McClure
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Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teen-age daughter, get fixed up. They start dating and decide to get married. They're not prepared for the hostile reactions from their children, especially Jake's daughter Stacy, who wants to be the woman of the house, and Abby's oldest son Flip, who hates Jake. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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7 August 1968 (USA)  »

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A Man in Mommy's Bed  »

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$10,095,200
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Joe Besser was originally cast as the chicken delivery driver, and filmed his scenes, but director Howard Morris recast the role with Vic Tayback. See more »

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In the scene where Abby and Jake are arguing in the camper, Jake removes his shoes but not his socks. He then drops the shoes to the floor and puts his bare feet up on the seat across from him. See more »

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Flip McClure: So my room isn't good enough for you, huh?
Stacey Iverson: Nothing about you is good enough for me. This house is so weird!
Flip McClure: You know what's wrong with you?
Stacey Iverson: What, "Mr." McClure?
Flip McClure: You're spoiled rotten, Miss Iverson.
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The opening credits are animated in the style of a series of children's crayon drawings. The Art Director credit is misspelled, comically and deliberately as "ART DER," scratched out, misspelled again as "ART DUR," scratched out again, the entire page is crumpled, and the credit finally appears, correct and not animated, on the following screen. See more »

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Written by R. Coonce, W. Entner, K. Fukomoto
Performed by The Grassroots
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Another Lovely Lady Blends Her Family
11 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Unless someone persuades the 84 year old Doris Day to do an appearance in a Gloria Stuart like Titanic role, With Six You Get Eggroll will be her farewell big screen appearance. Not exactly the greatest film to go out on.

Anticipating The Brady Bunch by a year, With Six You Get Eggroll is a pleasant enough family comedy about another lovely lady only she's the one with three boys of her own. Doris is a widow with sons Jimmy Bracken, Richard Steele, and John Findlater who's getting a lot of static from her sister Pat Carroll about her social life or lack thereof.

Going through the Rolodex Brian Keith's name comes up. He's an old friend of Day's late husband who wouldn't you know it, is now a widower with a teenage daughter, Barbara Hershey. The inevitable romance blooms and they get married.

Getting the respective families adjusted to step relations is a whole other matter. If you've seen episodes of The Brady Bunch, Step By Step, and Life With Derek, I think you'll get the idea where the rest of this film is going.

Keith and Day look so comfortable together you do kind of wonder what their respective late spouses were like. Look for George Carlin to make his big screen debut as an obnoxious fast food stand owner and Vic Tayback as the poultry truck driver whose repeated run-ins with both sides of the family brings them finally together.

And in that rather anarchistic climax note the presence of Jamie Farr and William Christopher as a pair of hippies who help the course of true love.

With Six You Get Eggroll is an average screen comedy, but with all the blended family TV shows that have come and gone since, it's nothing no one hasn't seen before.


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