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The Chadwick Family (1974)

A father finds himself taking care of a "family" that in addition to his son and three daughters, also consists of two sons-in-law and his youngest daughter's Chinese boyfriend.


David Lowell Rich


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred MacMurray ... Ned Chadwick
Kathleen Maguire ... Valerie Chadwick
Darleen Carr ... Joan Chadwick McTaggert
Jane Actman Jane Actman ... Lisa Chadwick
Stephen Nathan ... Tim Chadwick
Lara Parker ... Eileen Chadwick Hawthorne
Alan Fudge ... Alex Hawthorne
Frank Michael Liu ... Lee Wu-Tsaung
John Larch ... Fargo
Barry Bostwick ... Tom McTaggert
Margaret Lindsay ... Elly
Walter Brooke ... Dr. Simon
Pat Li Pat Li ... Madame Wu-Tsaung
Judson Morgan Judson Morgan ... Garvey
Bruce Boxleitner ... Danny


A father finds himself taking care of a "family" that in addition to his son and three daughters, also consists of two sons-in-law and his youngest daughter's Chinese boyfriend.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When tragedy strikes...love is the force that heals and reunites the American family.









Release Date:

17 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No. 10 Coronado Drive See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not exactly "My Three Sons" but better than I expected.
14 March 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When this film first began, I thought it looked a lot like one of the later episodes of "My Three Sons"...when all the kids were getting families of their own and establishing their own lives. But just because this starred Fred MacMurray does NOT mean it's that TV show all again....and I am happy about that.

When the film begins, Mr. and Mrs. Chadwick (MacMurray and Kathleen Maguire) have a very full life--two of their daughters are married, one's about to marry and they've got a mess of grandkids. Plus, they are older...at retirement age. However, into this very solid family a LOT of change is about to occur. Mr. Chadwick is offered the perfect job...many states away. And, although he's taken the offer, he doesn't anticipate all the many family upheavals which are about to occur and upset their plans.

This is definitely a Kleenex film....so have some nearby just in case. It's also a movie that gets MUCH better as it goes on...and tackles some VERY adult and tough topics. I could say more but don't want to spoil it. If you want to see it, this installment of "The ABC Movie of the Week" is on YouTube. Be prepared for a lousy print--a bit blurry and degraded due to age.

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