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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)


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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 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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Release Date:

May 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O apithanos... kyrios Patrick See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?


In full, the crime writer's name is Patrick Goldsworthy Sitwell Glover. 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 »


References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »


Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasia: Love Theme
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Horror, Oh Horror
27 March 2003 | by burdurhurSee all my reviews

I happened to catch this movie one late night over Xmas on BBC 1, and boy do I wish I hadn't. Actually, I shouldn't be cruel. My mate and I stayed up watching it, and we've had fun taking the p*** out of it since then. This film desperately tries to go for political correctness, but it was filmed in 1972, and they were crap at being PC back then. For instance, one of the main character's daughters gets a flat above a black couple from Jamaica, and madcap hilarity ensues when Daddy gets the wrong flat and thinks his daughter is living with a black Jamaican, whose father was imprisoned for cannabis trafficking--since, ya know, English girls in 1972 weren't supposed to date non-white, non-English heathens (even though many did, i'm sure). Actually, that wasn't the most offensive thing about the film--what really got me was how camp the dad was. Patrick Cargill minces all over this film, and even has a scene in a bed with a St. Bernard--bestiality, anybody? The worst problem, though, is that the film can't make up its mind on where to go. At first you think it's about Daddy's struggles being a single parent, then you think it's about his daughters striking off on their own, then you think it's about divorce and remarrying, then it's about racial tensions, then it's over. Although the opening is pretty kick ass, with a giant party in Daddy's house that wakes him up. At first we were hoping the party would lead to some boobs onscreen, but alas, no boobies are to be seen in this film. If you come across this movie, change the channel. If you own the master copies, burn them.

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