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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | | Comedy, Family | 24 April 1968 (USA)
A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

Director:

Melville Shavelson

Writers:

Bob Carroll Jr. (story), Madelyn Davis (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucille Ball ... Helen North Beardsley
Henry Fonda ... Frank Beardsley
Van Johnson ... Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison
Louise Troy ... Madeleine Love
Sidney Miller ... Dr. Ashford
Tom Bosley ... Family Doctor
Nancy Howard Nancy Howard ... Nancy Beardsley
Walter Brooke ... Howard Beardsley
Tim Matheson ... Mike Beardsley (as Tim Matthieson)
Gil Rogers Gil Rogers ... Rusty Beardsley
Nancy Roth Nancy Roth ... Rosemary Beardsley
Gary Goetzman ... Greg Beardsley
Morgan Brittany ... Louise Beardsley (as Suzanne Cupito)
Holly O'Brien Holly O'Brien ... Susan Beardsley
Michele Tobin Michele Tobin ... Veronica Beardsley
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Storyline

When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family? From finding a house big enough for all of them and learning to make 18 school lunches, to coping with a son going off to war and an unexpected addition to the family, Yours, Mine and Ours attempts to blend two families into one and hopes to answer the question Is bigger really better? Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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A Honeymoon is No Place to Have Kids! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

24 April 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Henry Fonda replaced Fred MacMurray. See more »

Goofs

The reflection of a cameraman is visible in the window of the school bus as it drives off. See more »

Quotes

Jean North: You mean he doesn't know about us?
Helen North: Well, of course he does, darling!
Jean North: All of us?
Colleen North: Oh, Mother, that's so romantic! You lied to him!
Helen North: I did not lie to him! I just didn't have the nerve to tell him the whole truth!
Colleen North: Mmm, I understand! No man wants a liaison with a woman with eight children!
Janette North: What's a liaison?
Colleen North: An affair.
Janette North: That's what I thought.
Jean North: Me too.
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Soundtracks

Yours, Mine and Ours
(uncredited)
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
[sung by chorus over main titles]
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One of My Favorites
16 November 2009 | by josh_brown10See all my reviews

This classic comedy features Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda reunited. Ball plays a widow with 8 children while Fonda plays a widower with 10 children. The two get married and try to unite the families as one. With 20 different personalities in one home, things get more than a little tough. There is one scene where one of Fonda's children spikes Lucille Ball's drink. She gets drunk and makes a fool of herself, much to the delight of the kids. I love that scene. Her runny makeup and slurring words are just hilarious! This movie has recently been the victim of a terrible remake starring Dennis Quade. If you found that entertaining in any way, you will love the original. It is a wonderful, funny movie that is safe for all ages. Enjoy!


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