Far til Fire i Højt Humør (1971)

Genres - Children's/Family, Comedy  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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Just like MGM made the mistake of dusting off the insufferable Hardy family for a final go-around in 1958 -- more than a decade after the series' demise -- Danish film company Panorama brought back the popular Far Til Fire series of the 1950s. Like MGM, they should have left well enough alone. A sunny, upbeat, but deeply moralistic fable of family togetherness, Far Til Fire belonged in a time of A-bombs and Joseph McCarthy, not the free-love atmosphere of 1971. Directed by Ib Mossin (who played the romantic lead in the original series), this latecomer felt even more like a cartoon than the original. That might have looked fine on paper (after all, the series was based on a 1946 comic-strip), but crêpe hair and imbecilic acting do not make up for a lack of ideas.

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eccentric, widow/widower