Directed by MELVILLE SHAVELSON
Screenplay by MELVILLE SHAVELSON and MORT LACHMAN
This movie begins with a sure sign oi trouble to follow: a montage of stills showing cute kids, each representing an ethnic minority, all of them pretty and smiling and irritatingly adorable. Having established this trough at the very outset, Writer-Director Melville Shavelson is free to proceed downward.
Shavelson, whose credits include The Pigeon That Took Rome and The War Between Men and Women, shows himself a master of a formula that used to be standard fare on TV sitcoms: the emasculated...