With Six You Get Eggroll
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With Six You Get Eggroll

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Director: Howard Morris

Cast: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll

     
 
A young widow with three children and a sheepdog marries a widowed man with a young daughter and a French poodle in this amusing comedy. Abby (Doris Day) is the owner of a lumberyard who falls for Jake (Brian Keith) when her sister Maxine (Pat Carroll) introduce the two at a party. The couple is initially reluctant and somewhat embarrassed over the blatant matchmaking

Overview

A young widow with three children and a sheepdog marries a widowed man with a young daughter and a French poodle in this amusing comedy. Abby (Doris Day) is the owner of a lumberyard who falls for Jake (Brian Keith) when her sister Maxine (Pat Carroll) introduce the two at a party. The couple is initially reluctant and somewhat embarrassed over the blatant matchmaking attempt but meet later at an all-night store. The two marry and deal with constant canine and sassy sibling rivalries. Jake falls out of the family trailer on vacation, leading Abby to recruit a group of hippies to find her lost husband. Jamie Farr is the far out hippie, Barbara Hershey is Jake's daughter Stacey, comedian George Carlin plays Herbie Fleck, owner of a local hamburger stand, and Alice Ghostley is the harried housekeeper in this engaging romp. The Grass Roots provide some of the music in this feature.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Released at roughly the same time as the similar Yours, Mine and Ours, With Six You Get Eggroll has the same kind of "wholesome" flavor of many Disney live action films of the period. The wholesomeness is a little excessive, especially to modern audiences, and the attempts at being "hip" and "contemporary" (while still being "family fit") provoke a lot of unintended laughs nowadays; the scene involving the hippies is especially guilty of this, and throughout the dialogue tries too hard to be groovy. What makes Eggroll worth a look is the cast. Leads Doris Day and Brian Keith are a well-matched pair, and Day puts some teeth into her scenes; she brings a great deal of commitment to a project that could get by with a great deal less. Keith's gruff but loveable manner is used to very good effect, and both stars make the most of the big argument about housekeeping. Pat Carroll and Alice Ghostley provide able comic support, and tv trivia fans should watch for Jackie Joseph, later a regular on The Doris Day Show, in a tiny part. Eggroll would be Day's last foray into feature films.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2005
UPC:
0097368889446
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
G
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
3,147

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen format enhanced for 16:9 TVs; English subtitles; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doris Day Abby McClure
Brian Keith Jake Iverson
Pat Carroll Maxine Scott
Barbara Hershey Stacy Iverson
George Carlin Herbie Flack
Alice Ghostley Housekeeper
John Findlater Flip McClure
Herbert Voland Harry Scott
Elaine Devry Cleo
Peter Leeds Police Officer Joelson
Vic Tayback Chicken Truck Driver
William Christopher Zip
Pearl Shear Laughing Lady
Mickey Deems Sam Bates
Milton Frome Bud Young
Nelson Calico the Dog
Richard Steele Jason McClure
John Copage Lumberyard Employee
Jamie Farr Jo Jo
Allan Melvin Desk Sergeant
Jackie Joseph Georgia Watson

Technical Credits
Howard Morris Director
R.S. Allen Screenwriter
Vernel Bagneris Screenwriter
Gwen Bagni Original Story
James I. Berkey Set Decoration/Design
Harvey Bullock Screenwriter
Paul Dubov Screenwriter
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Ellsworth Fredericks Cinematographer
Gilbert Kurland Production Manager
Emile LaVigne Makeup
David Lee Special Effects
Harry Maret Makeup
Martin Melcher Producer
Robert Mersey Score Composer
Philip Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Cary O'Dell Art Director
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Ray Summers Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. No Dinner Partner [7:15]
2. Temptation [4:18]
3. Frustrated Mom [5:54]
4. Cocktail Party [5:35]
5. Drive In [5:04]
6. Ignoring Jake [7:37]
7. New Romance [7:16]
8. Two Cups of Coffee [6:47]
9. Just Married [6:12]
10. Sleeping Arrangements [7:30]
11. Adjustments [5:19]
12. Another Room [5:29]
13. Lady of the House [6:15]
14. Special Delivery [4:11]
15. Help From Hippies [5:06]
16. The Kids Take Over [4:50]

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With Six You Get Eggroll 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie itself is cute enough (typical Doris Day "feel good" stuff), but the cameos are the best by far. This is great for those kids who only know Carlin as a member of Kevin Smith's "Jay & Silent Bob" movie genre; those of us old enough remember him as a comedian and "The Hippy-dippy Weatherman." His turn here as an ice cream vendor/drive-in waiter is great. And for those who know Jamie Farr and William Christopher as "Maxwell Klinger" and "Father Mulcahy" from the TV series "M*A*S*H" will really love their turn as far-out hippies who help "their mother," Doris Day, especially in court. The laughs aren't constant, but they are there, and for classic Doris Day and "Family Affair" show's "Uncle Bill" (Brian Keith).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding movie. One the whole family can watch. Doris Day and Brian Keith did an excellent job in playing their parts. They do not make movies the way they use too!