Weekend with Father (1951)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Release Date - Dec 1, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

This seminal Brady Bunch stars Van Heflin as a widower and Patricia Neal as a widow. Both parties have several children by their first marriages. Heflin and Neal fall in love and decide to marry, each hoping to adopt the other's kids. The couple idealistically subscribes to the "one big happy family" theory, but they hadn't figured that their kids would dislike the idea...and each other. This mild situation comedy was directed with lots of efficiency but little style by Douglas Sirk, who did better for himself with Universal's big-budget romantic melodramas of the mid-1950s.



camp, camping, child, conflict, counselor, couple, family, fate, father, interference [obstruction], large-family, love, marriage, matchmaker, meeting, parent, romance, single-parent, Summer, summer-camp, widow/widower