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The Family Way Details

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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

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Board of Review Marjorie Rhodes Best Supporting Actress 1967 Winner

Cast

Hayley Mills
as Jenny Fitton
Hywel Bennett
as Arthur Fitton
John Comer
as Leslie Piper
John Mills
as Ezra Fitton
Marjorie Rhodes
as Lucy Fitton
Wilfred Pickles
as Uncle Fred
Barry Foster
as Joe Thompson
Liz Fraser
as Molly Thompson
Andrew Bradford
as Eddie
Thorley Walters
as Vicar
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
Margaret Lacey
as Mrs. Harris
Murray Head
as Geoffrey Fitton
Hazel Bainbridge
Robin Parkinson
as Mr. Phillips
Ruth Gower
Kathy Staff

Crew

Roy Boulting
Director
John Boulting
Producer
Roy Boulting
Screenwriter
Jeffrey Dell
Screenwriter
Bill Naughton
Screenwriter
Bill Naughton
Play Author
Harry Waxman
Cinematographer
Paul McCartney
Composer (Music Score)
Ernest Hosler
Editor
Alan Withy
Art Director
Bridget Sellers
Costume Designer
Trevor Crole-Rees
Makeup
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