The Father Knows Best Reunion (1977)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Reunion Films  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Father Knows Best was one of the most beloved situation comedies of the 1950s. Happily, all the cast members of the original FKB were still around to show up in this 72-minute TV-movie reunion (subsequently reedited to an hour). On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Jim and Margaret Anderson (Robert Young and Jane Wyatt), the Anderson kids interrupt their busy adult schedules to attend the festivities. To bring you up to date, Betty (Elinor Donahue), aka "Princess," is now a widowed mother; Kathy (Laurin Chapin), better known as "Kitten," is a single woman dating an older man; and Bud (Billy Gray) is a motorcycle racer. Intended as the pilot for a new series, Father Knows Best posted good ratings when it was first telecast May 15, 1977, but sponsor and network interest were not forthcoming.

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anniversary, family, family-reunion, motorcycle-racing, widow/widower