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The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 27 March 1963 (USA)
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Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice...

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

John Gay (screenplay), Mark Toby (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Tom Corbett
Shirley Jones ... Elizabeth Marten
Stella Stevens ... Dollye Daly
Dina Merrill ... Rita Behrens
Roberta Sherwood Roberta Sherwood ... Mrs. Livingston
Ron Howard ... Eddie Corbett (as Ronny Howard)
Jerry Van Dyke ... Norman Jones
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Storyline

Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice... Written by Timo Lamminjoki <lamminjo@pcu.helsinki.fi>

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Every boy needs a mother...even if Dad has to marry her! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 March 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El amor llamó dos veces See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Norman Jones's (Jerry Van Dyke's) radio studio, there are black-and-white publicity photos of various celebrities on the wall. One of the pictures is of Jerry Van Dyke's brother, Dick Van Dyke, who was starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) at the time the film was made. Among the many other 60s celebrities pictured are Anna Maria Alberghetti and Mort Sahl. See more »

Goofs

While Tom is speaking with Eddie at school (at around 6 mins), Eddie is standing on the stairs above Tom and the camera is behind Eddie pointing down toward Tom when a boy with short brown hair wearing a green and white vertically striped shirt and a dark blue jacket and holding a light blue book walks down the steps past Eddie, turns and stares at Tom, turns and looks up the stairs while rubbing his nose, then looks back at Tom when the camera cuts to a shot looking up at Eddie from behind Tom as the same boy walks down the stairs past Eddie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Norman Jones: Wake up Manhattan. Come out of that warm, rosy dream, open those big, luscious eyes and meet a new, exciting day. I'm talking to you ravishing, delicious, madcap girls still in that warm, cozy bed. Now what you need is a nice, hot cup of coffee, Bentley Coffee of course. That rich, intoxicating aroma, that tantalizing blend that makes the senses reel and the pulses tingle.
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Norman Jones: Look out! Don't burn those delicate, sensuous fingers. Why if anything should happen to those wild, ...
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References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

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Carnival of Venice
Written by Julius Benedict, adaptation by Adaptation by Pietro Frosini
Performed by John LaSalle (as The John LaSalle Jazz Combo) with Stella Stevens
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A heartwarming movie...
15 December 2000 | by wikkedladiSee all my reviews

I disagree that this movie is sexist at all. In fact, I believe that the character of Tom Corbett is quite different (in a good way) from the fathers of that time. I continue to find this movie extremely entertaining (while ertainly more "fluff" than depth) and nostalgic, due in most part to Ron Howard's superb and engaging performance. The parts where Eddie tells his dad at summer camp that he is in love, and the end of the movie, where Eddie is "practicing" with this dad on what to say to the neighbor to ask her out on a date, are absolutely priceless. Watching Ron Howard in this movie makes you realize why he was sought after as a child actor.


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