"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »
Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.
Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teen-age daughter, get fixed up. They start dating and decide to get married. They're not prepared for the hostile reactions from their children, especially Jake's daughter Stacy, who wants to be the woman of the house, and Abby's oldest son Flip, who hates Jake.Written by
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Flip and Stacey switch cars during the Haunted Castle ride in order to sit with their parents, but the logistics of this would be impossible without one of the parents trading places too. Stacey moved to Jake's car, but Abby would have had to move to Flip's. See more »
The opening credits are animated in the style of a series of children's crayon drawings. The Art Director credit is misspelled, comically and deliberately as "ART DER," scratched out, misspelled again as "ART DUR," scratched out again, the entire page is crumpled, and the credit finally appears, correct and not animated, on the following screen. See more »
"With Six You Get Eggroll" is a light comedy-romance with a very familiar theme by its date. Widow and widower with kids still at home meet, fall in love and decide to tie the knot again, only to be challenged by their respective offspring. But, Doris Day and Brian Keith carry it off fine, with the help of her three sons and his daughter. Doris plays Abby McClure and Brian plays Jake Iverson. The cast are all good, and there are some very funny scenes especially in the beginning, when Abby and Jake meet up for the first time at a party she throws.
This was Doris Day's last movie. She made only 42 films in her entire career and retired from the screen and TV early. Except for her last few films, arranged by hubby Martin Melcher to bail out the estate he had poorly managed for years, Doris Day's star shone bright for movie and TV audiences alike for 25 years. Many, many fans and movie buffs would have loved to see Day in more films. After Melcher died in 1968, Doris hit it big with her own TV series, The Doris Day Show. It ran for five seasons, and after her last episode on March 12, 1973, she ended her performing career for good. She was just 50 years old.
Probably no other actress with such a bleak background and problem- filled personal life has done more to lift peoples' spirits by her talents. Doris Day was indeed a bright spot in the entertainment world. She was equally adept at dramatic and mystery roles, but her endearing talents shone best in her musicals and comedy-romances. She was one of a rare breed of screen, stage and TV stars who could act, sing, and dance and who excelled at comedy. She never won an Oscar but was nominated nine years for Golden Globes as the favorite female film star in the world – winning three times, in 1958, 1960, and 1963.
Brian Keith's background is very different. Except for a few uncredited parts in movies since childhood, his acting career didn't get started until the early 1950s when he appeared in several TV series. His first male lead came in a 1956 movie, "Storm Center," with Bette Davis. After that, he had many roles in films, TV movies and TV shows, and continued acting until his death in 1997 at age 75. He was in more than 160 films and TV shows.
"With Six You Get Eggroll" is a simple, light comedy-romance that most should enjoy. It's a good family film that may be a little slow for kids of the 21st century.
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