The Family Way (1966)

The Family Way (1966)





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This gently farcical British comedy stars Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett as Jenny and Arthur, a young couple who have just gotten married. However, while both of them are filled with anticipation for their honeymoon, a practical joke played by their "friends" causes their bed to collapse just as they're about to consummate their relationship. Through a variety of misfortunes, they end up spending the night at the home of Arthur's parents, where nervousness and a certain lack of privacy make it difficult for them to enjoy their first night together as they'd wish. While a bit of frank language and some fleeting nudity by former child star Hayley Mills generated a certain amount of controversy upon first release, by today's standards The Family Way is more easily seen as the compassionate relationship comedy its creators intended. The Family Way is also of note to Beatles fans as the first film scored by Paul McCartney. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Art House & International , Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Hayley Mills
as Jenny Fitton
Hywel Bennett
as Arthur Fitton
John Comer
as Leslie Piper
Avril Angers
as Liz Piper
John Mills
as Ezra Fitton
Wilfred Pickles
as Uncle Fred
Marjorie Rhodes
as Lucy Fitton
Barry Foster
as Joe Thompson
Liz Fraser
as Molly Thompson
Colin Gordon
as Mr. Hutton Travel Agent
Ruth Trouncer
as Marriage Counselor
Harry Locke
as Mr. Stubbs
Diana Coupland
as Mrs. Rose
Fanny Carby
as Mrs. Stone
Helen Booth
as Mrs. Lee
Margaret Lacey
as Mrs. Harris
Murray Head
as Geoffrey Fitton
Robin Parkinson
as Mr. Phillips
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Critic Reviews for The Family Way

All Critics (1)

A dated but still enjoyable smart comedy-drama.

Full Review… | February 15, 2012
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Audience Reviews for The Family Way


Nice little story of the hardships of early marriage life. Well acted and directed with a witty and touching script. A movie which should be viewed by all young couples headed towards marriage. A real sleeper treat.

Anthony Valletta
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