Cinema: Yours, Mine & Ours

By classic Hollywood thinking, the formula should be absolutely infallible: if one kid is cute, it follows that 18 kids have to be 18 times cuter. The new math of Yours, Mine and Ours proves nearly the opposite.

A Navy officer (Henry Fonda), who has recently lost his wife, returns to shore duty to take care of his ten momless moppets. Trying to run a family like a taut ship, he first finds the kids mutinous—just like Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music. But then, shopping at a supermarket, he runs into...

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