The Impossible Years

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This situation comedy comes from a Bob Fisher and Arthur Marx play. Jonathan Kingsley (David Niven) is the teaching psychiatrist at the local university and is happily married to his wife Alice (Lola Albright). The couple has two teenage daughters, and the trouble begins when the oldest daughter Linda (Christina Ferrare) begins to take an adult interest in boys. Her misadventures corrupt her impressionable sister Abbey (Darlene Carr) and is driving the head of the university, Dean Rockwell (John Harding), absolutely crazy as he fears a scandal that could blight the school. Jonathan is put under review by the board of directors. Linda falls for Jonathan's teaching assistant Richard (Chad Everett) as her father receives neighborly advise from Dr. Fleischer (Ozzie Nelson), a hopeless hypochondriac. Linda is also pursued by a spaced-out hippie (Jeff Cooper) and another admirer (Michael McGreevey). Jonathan tries to stop his daughter's lustful yearnings before the reputation of the university and his family become fodder for the local gossip mongers. The title track is sung by The Cowsills.

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David Niven
as Jonathan Kingsley
Cristina Ferrare
as Linda Kingsley
Lola Albright
as Alice Kingsley
Chad Everett
as Richard Merrick
Ozzie Nelson
as Dr. Herbert Fleischer
Jeff Cooper
as Bartholomew Smuts
John Harding
as Dean Harvey Rockwell
Rich Chalet
as Freddie Fleischer
Michael McGreevey
as Andy McClaine
Don Beddoe
as Dr. Elliot Fish
Darleen Carr
as Abbey Kingsley
Darlene Carr
as Abbey Kingsley
Louise Lorimer
as Mrs. Celia Fish
Karen Norris
as Mrs. Rockwell
Susan French
as Miss Hammer
Trudi Ames
as Francine
J. Edward McKinley
as Dr. Pepperell
Ned Wertimer
as Dr. Bodey
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Critic Reviews for The Impossible Years

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  • One of those peculiarly joyless, fumbling, dirty comedies that only Hollywood (and perhaps some small German filmmakers) would ever want to produce.

    Jan 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Impossible Years

  • Jun 21, 2015
    Silly piece of fluff is rather inane but pleasantly performed by its talented cast.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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