The Courtship of Eddie's Father

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The Courtship of Eddie's Father ★★★ 1962

A clever nineyearold boy plays matchmaker for his widowed dad in this rewarding family comedy-drama (the inspiration for the TV series). Some plot elements are outdated, but young Howard's performance is terrific; he would later excel at direction. Based on the novel by Mark Toby. 117m/C VHS, DVD . Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Dina Merrill, Ron Howard, Jerry Van Dyke, Roberta Sherwood; D: Vincente Minnelli; W: John Gay; C: Milton Krasner.