The Courtship of Eddie's Father
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The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Vincente Minnelli takes another of his occasional dips into situation comedy (i.e. The Long Long Trailer) in The Courtship of Eddie's Father. Ron Howard is the precocious Eddie, who wants to see his recently widowed father, Tom Corbett (Glenn Ford), get married again. He even has the lucky bride picked out -- their attractive neighbor Elizabeth Marten (Shirley Jones), a young divorcee. When his father's interest isn't whetted, he strikes up a friendship with Dollye Daly (Stella Stevens), a shy, beauty contest winner. But, much to Eddie's disappointment, Dollye falls in love… More
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"Strange film about family tragedy masquerading as a comedy, the film does have some impressive sequences."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"One of Minnellli's weakest (or is it modest?) serio comedies, dealing with the adjustment problems of a recent widower (Glenn Ford) and his young son (played by child actor-future director Ron Howard)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Enjoyable family comedy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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