The New Pictures, Feb. 14, 1949

Family Honeymoon (Universal-International) devotes itself strenuously to the leering old gag of setting up an obstacle course between the nuptial bed and a pair of ardent newly weds (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray). Among the obstacles: the Other Woman (Rita Johnson), the rigors of a tour through the Grand Canyon, the constant company of the bride's three small children by a former marriage.

Despite a few mild laughs, the gag stretches thin during the 90 minutes it takes to get the harried honeymooners to bed. Whatever novelty the script suggests in turning a wedding trip into a family excursion is lost in...

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