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Father Dear Father (1973)

| Comedy | May 1973 (UK)
Spin-off movie version of the British sitcom of the same name.


William G. Stewart


Johnnie Mortimer (screenplay), Brian Cooke (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Cargill ... Patrick Glover
Natasha Pyne Natasha Pyne ... Anna Glover
Ann Holloway Ann Holloway ... Karen Glover
Noel Dyson ... Nanny (as Noël Dyson)
Joyce Carey ... Mother
Joseph O'Conor ... Vicar
Richard O'Sullivan ... Richard
Ursula Howells ... Barbara
Jack Watling ... Bill Mossman
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Georgie Thompson
Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Stoppard
Donald Sinden ... Philip Glover
Clifton Jones ... Larry
Elizabeth Adare ... Maggie
James Appleby James Appleby ... Policeman


Spin-off movie version of the British sitcom of the same name.

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The original feature film of the hit British sitcom. See more »




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As can be glimpsed from his study bookcase, Patrick Glover's bibliography includes "The Swizzlestick Murders", "Solo Fiddle", "Matricide in Macao", "Hot Line", "Rod of Anger", "The Corpse", "Mopery in Memphis" and "The Naked Fandango". See more »


Outside the church after the wedding service, the amount of confetti on Patrick, Georgie and particularly Richard varies greatly between shots. See more »


Spun-off from Father, Dear Father (1968) See more »


Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasia: Love Theme
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Father, Oh Dear Father!!!!
28 August 2010 | by HilsdongSee all my reviews

I happened to stumble on this feature film version of the TV sitcom on my day off and was not impressed in the slightest! The British film industry seemed to churn out these spin-offs in abundance in the early Seventies and few were really any good! This is a perfect example of why they should of stayed on the small screen. I know it was intended as good old harmless fun but the problem is the humour is strained and it is just not funny!!!! Patrick Cargill stars as the long struggling dad trying to prevent his two teenage daughters from either getting married or moving house, whilst trying to get married himself to his agent (he is an author), so he can provide a mother figure for his kids. And there you have it!!! There's the plot in a nutshell plus throw in your usual clichés like the idiotic, clumsy son-in-law, the accidental milkman, and your token black man which provides plenty of ammo for these tedious stereotyped, racist jokes!!! It is worth pointing out that the director, William G. Stewart went on to later present the quiz show "Fifteen to One". Appropriate, as the odds are much higher against him with this project!! At the end of the movie Cargill looks at the camera and asks "Do You Mind?". Well, yes I do actually because it is 98 minutes of my life that I will not get back!!!

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May 1973 (UK) See more »

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O apithanos... kyrios Patrick See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Eastmancolor)
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