Yours, Mine and Ours ()

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A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

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Helen North Beardsley
Frank Beardsley
Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison
Madeleine Love
Dr. Ashford
Family Doctor
Nancy Howard ...
Nancy Beardsley
Howard Beardsley
Mike Beardsley (as Tim Matthieson)
Gil Rogers ...
Rusty Beardsley
Nancy Roth ...
Rosemary Beardsley
Greg Beardsley
Louise Beardsley (as Suzanne Cupito)
Holly O'Brien ...
Susan Beardsley
Michele Tobin ...
Veronica Beardsley
Maralee Foster ...
Mary Beardsley
Germaine Beardsley
Stephanie Oliver ...
Joan Beardsley
Colleen North
Kevin Burchett ...
Nicky North
Janette North
Tommy North
Margot Jane ...
Jean North
Phillip North
Gerald North
Lynnell Atkins ...
Teresa North
Ysabel MacCloskey ...
Housekeeper #1
Pauline Hague ...
Housekeeper #2
Housekeeper #3
French Actor on TV Screen
French Actress on TV Screen
Robert P. Lieb ...
Happy San Franciscan
Jennifer Gan ...
1st Young Lady (as Ginny Gan)
2nd Young Lady
Susan Carr ...
3rd Young Lady
Paul Potash ...
Man of the Cloth
Patty Elder ...
George Jue ...
Chinese Store Proprietor
Mary Gregory ...
Sister Mary Alice
Supermarket Clerk / Harry
Lawrence Heller ...
Medical Assistant
Marti Litis ...
Hospital Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Short Man in Cafe (uncredited)
George Boyce ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
Charles Cirillo ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Movie Patron (uncredited)
Paul King ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Esther Ying Lee ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Al Roberts ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Club Patron (uncredited)
Extra (uncredited)

Directed by

Melville Shavelson

Written by

Helen Eileen Beardsley ... (book "Who Gets the Drumsticks?") (uncredited)
Bob Carroll Jr. ... (story)
Madelyn Davis ... (story)
Mort Lachman ... (writer)
Melville Shavelson ... (writer)

Produced by

Robert F. Blumofe ... producer

Music by

Fred Karlin

Cinematography by

Charles F. Wheeler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Stuart Gilmore

Editorial Department

William K. Chulack ... assistant film editor (as William Chulack)

Casting By

Lynn Stalmaster

Art Direction by

Arthur Lonergan

Set Decoration by

James W. Payne ... (as James Payne)

Makeup Department

Hal King ... makeup artist
Irma Kusely ... hair stylist
Bill Phillips ... makeup artist

Production Management

Leroy E. Hollis ... assistant production supervisor (as Roy Hollis)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Richard Bremerkamp ... assistant director (as J. Richard Bremerkamp)
Jim Benjamin ... assistant director (uncredited)
Louis Nicoletti ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Kenneth L. Westcott ... property master (as Kenneth Wetcott)
Frank Frazetta ... poster and promotional art (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

Paul Laune ... sound effects editor
Clarence Peterson ... sound mixer
Jim Bullock ... sound editor (uncredited)
Pete Peterson ... sound (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Pete Bernard ... key grip (uncredited)
Jordan Cronenweth ... camera operator (uncredited)
Michael A. Jones ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Terry K. Meade ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Don Stott ... gaffer (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Frank Cardinale ... wardrobe
Renita Reachi ... wardrobe

Music Department

Richard Carruth ... music editor
Ernie Sheldon ... lyrics

Script and Continuity Department

Erika Wernher ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

Robert F. Blumofe ... presenter
Larry Hampton ... production coordinator (as Lawrence Hampton)
J. Paul Popkin ... assistant to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Les tiens, les miens, le nôtre (France)
  • Tuyos, míos, nuestros (Spain)
  • Twoje, moje i nasze (Poland)
  • Mesut aile (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Dine, mine og våre barn (Norway)
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  • 111 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Tim Matheson and Jennifer Leak (who played the eldest children) married the year the film was released. See more »
Goofs During their first date in a club, Frank is wearing his hat during the entire sequence. This would be a hideous breach of Naval etiquette, and never done by a real Naval officer. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978). See more »
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Quotes Colleen North: [Helen is about to have a baby] I know this is a terrible time to talk about it, but Larry says...
Frank Beardsley: I've got a message for Larry. You tell him this is what it's all about. This is the real happening. If you want to know what love really is, take a look around you.
Helen North: What are you two talking about?
Frank Beardsley: Take a good look at your mother.
Helen North: Not now!
Frank Beardsley: Yes, now.
[to Colleen]
Frank Beardsley: It's giving life that counts. Until you're ready for it, all the rest is just a big fraud. All the crazy haircuts in the world won't keep it turning. Life isn't a love in, it's the dishes and the orthodontist and the shoe repairman and... ground round instead of roast beef. And I'll tell you something else: it isn't going to a bed with a man that proves you're in love with him; it's getting up in the morning and facing the drab, miserable, wonderful everyday world with him that counts.
[Leaving the house, they say good-bye to the little kids]
Frank Beardsley: I suppose having 19 kids is carrying it a bit too far, but if we had it to do over who would we skip... you?
Helen North: [getting into the car] Thank you, Frank. I never quite knew how to explain it to her.
Frank Beardsley: If we don't get you to the hospital fast, the rest of it's going to be explained right here!
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