With Six You Get Eggroll
Doris Day ■ Brian Keith
Since the death of her husband, Abby McClure has had to be mother, father and breadwinner - taking over operation of the family lumber store business - to her three sons. Her sister, Maxine Scott, has tried to be matchmaker for Abby, much to her exasperation as Abby sees men eligible to her as those she would rather not associate. Abby changes her mind when Maxine reminds her of a casual acquaintance, widowed chemical engineer Jake Iverson, who she has not seen or thought about in six or seven years from before her husband's death. Based on some unfortunate situations and some misunderstandings, Abby and Jake's new-found relationship does not start off well. When a serious courtship does begin, their respective children - most specifically Abby's oldest, late teen Flip McClure, and Jake's only offspring, late teen Stacey Iverson - are their biggest obstacles as Flip and Stacey don't want their role of male and female head of their respective household replaced. When Abby and Jake eventually get married, one other pressure is how they will live while both their too small houses wait to be sold. Can their marriage survive all these issues?
Another top comedy from Doris Day!
This movie shows the hilarious results of what happens when Doris Day and Brian Keith decide to blend their families. Everything from a little boy finding "A man in mommy's bed!" to a young miss learning what it truly means to be 'the lady of the house'.
I love this movie! It's a funny family story that anyone who has ever had kids or cared for them will certainly appreciate.
Many of you older people will remember reading Erma Bombeck's columns and books, this movie reminds me a little bit of some of Erma's stories.
It's hilarious, it's fun, and you won't really have to worry about hiding the kiddo's eyes.
This is a great movie with some 60's innuendo that is, considering today's culture, more innocent-funny than anything else.
Don't forget to keep an eye out for some familiar faces from M*A*S*H, you might be a little surprised by one of them...or not.
Anyway, if you enjoy comedy movies that are family themed you just might want to check out this one.
Doris Day...Abby McClure
Brian Keith...Jake Iverson
Pat Carroll...Maxine Scott
Barbara Hershey...Stacey Iverson
George Carlin...Herbie Fleck
John Findlater...Flip McClure
California (multiple locations)
1970 Laurel Awards 3rd place Golden Laurel - Female Comedy Performance Doris Day
Jason McClure: Can I sleep with you, Mommy?
Abby McClure: Go! Get moving!
Jake Iverson: There's nothing wrong with that. I was just going to ask you the same thing.
Abby McClure: [During a raucous party] If this wasn't my house I'd go home!
Abby McClure: The only thing I've never gotten is why parents never run away.
Molly the Maid: [in front of Jake, Abby's date for the evening] Mrs. McClure! Now I need to put the meat on broil but your hair is on bake. Which should I do first?
Abby McClure: [humiliated] I think the *hair*, Molly.
Molly the Maid: False hair, false eyelashes, false bosoms. In my day women were flesh and blood, now they're 70% nylon and 30% foam rubber.