Somehow, my mom is always the first to understand the deeper significance of things. It takes me a while to 'get it' Our families aren't Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? Sign Up.
Albums You May Also Like
Stream Top Podcasts
I guess you could call "Yours, Mine and Ours" a family comedy with a vengeance, since there are 18 kids in the family. Eight belong to Lucille Ball , a widow, and ten belong to Henry Fonda , a widower. Introduced to each other by Van Johnson , a matchmaker with a sense of humor, they fall in love and get married. Then there are 20 in the family, counting Mom and Dad. The newlyweds move into a big, old, Victorian house which blessedly has four bathrooms. Fonda a Navy officer organizes the brood along shipboard lines, assigning every kid a number, a bathroom, a bedroom and a place at the table. The kids line up for their week's ration of clean sheets and toothpaste in scenes reminiscent of " Cheaper by the Dozen " , and there are other ingredients suggested by that splendid picture. The older daughters have troubles with unbashful beaus; the youngsters get in pillow fights; there is a suspected case of the flu; jealousies grow between the two sets of children, and there are four small visitors all under 5 years of age who invite themselves to their parents' wedding night and crawl under the covers. Lucy is a master of the sight gag, and no one can be quite so helpless in the face of confusion. During a cocktail party, she loses a false eyelash in the Irish coffee: and her methods of supervising breakfast for 20 people are a reminder of her hilarious attempt to fry an egg in "The Long, Long Trailer.
It was based loosely on the story of Frank and Helen Beardsley , although Desilu Productions bought the rights to the story long before Helen's autobiographical book Who Gets the Drumstick? Screenwriters Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll wrote several I Love Lucy -style stunts that in most cases had no basis in the actual lives of the Beardsley family, before Melville Shavelson and Mort Lachman took over primary writing duties. The film was commercially successful, and even the Beardsleys themselves appreciated it. Frank Beardsley is a Navy Chief Warrant Officer , recently detached from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and assigned as project officer for the Fresnel lens glide-slope indicator, or "meatball," that would eventually become standard equipment on all carriers. Navy base to which Frank is assigned.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Skip to main content.