Yours, Mine and Ours
Lucille Ball ■ Henry Fonda
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?
Fun and very funny! Great movie for the entire family!
I loved this movie the first time I watched it and I still love it every time I pull it off the shelf and watch it again.
This movie is full of little jokes that any family and/or parent will certainly understand and appreciate. You will find yourself not only laughing and sympathizing with Frank and Helen but also quoting it long later.
I am not a Henry Fonda fan but he fit the role in this movie and he worked well with Lucille Ball. As to Lucille Ball, what more can I say than I love Lucy! Yes, silly pun intended.
So, if you like older movies, fun and family friendly comedies this movie just might be the ticket. Check it out and bring enough popcorn for everyone!
Lucille Ball ... Helen North Beardsley
Henry Fonda ... Frank Beardsley
Van Johnson ... Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison
Louise Troy ... Madeleine Love
Sidney Miller ... Dr. Ashford
Tom Bosley ... Family Doctor
Alameda, California, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
Lucille Ball won the Golden Laurel award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy.
Frank Beardsley: [narrating why his ten kids resent him] Truthfully, I think they blamed me for neglecting their mother all those years. But there seemed to me that there was enough physical evidence I hadn't neglected her completely!
Frank Beardsley: This is the last time I'm going to bring it up but... you do like children, don't you?
Helen North: Yeah, within reason.
Frank Beardsley: In that case, the hell with it.
Helen North: Frank, there's something I have to tell you before we go any further. I have eight children.
Helen North: Frank! We're on a cable car!
Frank Beardsley: Of course.
Helen North: I get sick on cable cars!
Frank Beardsley: Well wait'll you hear what I have to tell you. I have TEN children.
Helen North: Ten. TEN? Frank! Eight and ten is...
Frank Beardsley: Ridiculous.
Frank Beardsley: [narrating] It was a typical wedding: enemies of the bride on the right, enemies of the groom on the left.
Frank Beardsley: I don't quite understand. Am I being stupid?
Helen North: No, you're being a man. Which is sometimes the same thing.