Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. Arwin Productions, Cinema Center Films. USA, 1968. Story by Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Screenplay by Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen. Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks, Harry Stradling Jr.. Produced by Martin Melcher. Music by Robert Mersey. Production Design by Cary Odell. Costume Design by Constance Edney, Ray Summers. Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.
Harmless dreck that is only memorable for being the last feature film appearance of Doris Day and the first for a very young Barbara Hershey. Day once again plays a plucky widow, this time meeting widower Brian Keith and falling in love. Before you can Yours, Mine and Ours, they’ve put together her three sons and his daughter (Hershey) and made one big, bickering family with nowhere to go: both their houses are too small to house them all so they alternate back and forth and give themselves no end of headaches. Day’s adorable personality is at its finest but the material is really dull; it’s the kind of Brady Bunch crap that could barely have worked at the time and now seems hopelessly dated. Pat Carroll livens things up a bit as Day’s hilarious sister, while George Carlin and future television stars Vic Tayback and Jamie Farr make small appearances.