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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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Howard Morris

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Gwen Bagni (screenplay), Paul Dubov (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Day ... Abby McClure
Brian Keith ... Jake Iverson
Pat Carroll ... Maxine Scott
Barbara Hershey ... Stacey Iverson
George Carlin ... Herbie Fleck
Alice Ghostley ... Molly
John Findlater ... Flip McClure
Elaine Devry ... Cleo
Herb Voland ... Harry Scott (as Herbert Voland)
Jamie Farr ... Jo Jo
William Christopher ... Zip - Cloud
Milton Frome ... Bud Young
Allan Melvin ... Desk Sergeant
Richard Steele Richard Steele ... Jason McClure
Jimmy Bracken Jimmy Bracken ... Mitch McClure
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Storyline

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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Keeping this family together isn't child's play! See more »


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G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man in Mommy's Bed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,727,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Grass Roots is the band that performed the song "Feelings" in a nightclub. See more »

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When Abby realizes Jake is not in the camper and makes a U-turn to go looking for him, the very next cut is Jake walking down the same street. See more »

Quotes

Zip: Thou art cool!
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Crazy Credits

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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You Make Me Want You
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Music by Robert Mersey
Lyrics by Bob Hilliard
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Brian and Doris' Bunch!
31 May 2011 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Doris Day's upbeat, cheery, and sunshiny career (with exceptions like "The Man who Knew Too Much," "Love Me or Leave Me," and "Julie") ended with "With Six You Get Eggroll," a film which shows how a father with one daughter gets along with a mother and her two sons, when the parents marry. The courting and romance of father Brian Keith and Doris is rather sweet, but the complications arise after their marriage, as to who moves into whose house and who sleeps where, which causes Brian and Doris to have a fight, and of course it leads inevitably to an outlandish and zany ending. This is one of Ms. Day's not-so-subtle movies, as the laughs come courtesy mainly from the youngest boy and his disposition and his crazy antics dealing with the change forced on him. This seems to have a juvenile sense of humor, but I've never laughed so hard in my life. I give this a '6', only because, while funny, it seems to come with a price of feeling rather uncouth, and maybe an embarrassment to the career of all concerned, including a young Barbara Hershey as Brian Keith's daughter. This came out a year before "The Brady Bunch," so one wonders if this movie inspired it. Directed by "The Andy Griffith Show" 's star Howard Morris, who played Ernest T. Bass, this is one family film that will either be a hit with families laughing at obvious jokes or fall flat with those who demand more from a Doris Day outing.


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