Paul McCartney does the original music for Haley Mills' first role as an adult. Based on Bill Naughton's warm hearted play, 'The Family Way' is a thought-provoking exploration of the emotional impact of the sixties sexual revolution. Hayley Mills stars in her first 'X' rated film (Why does it even warrant an "adult" rating?)with Hywel Bennett as two sensitive youngsters who fail to consummate their marriage, following the vulgar ribaldry of their typically working class Lancashire wedding.
Considered controversial in 1966, 'The Family Way' remains a warm gentle comedy for manners, morals and manhood.
Haley Mills fell in love with the director Roy Boulting, 33 years her senior. She married him in 1971.
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*NOTE: This movie has excellent video and audio quality. It comes with a reprint of the original PAL version packaging.
Hayley Mills .... Jenny Fitton
Hywel Bennett .... Arthur Fitton
John Mills (I) .... Ezra Fitton
Marjorie Rhodes .... Lucy Fitton
Avril Angers .... Liz Piper
John Comer (I) .... Leslie Piper
Barry Foster .... Joe Thompson
Wilfred Pickles .... Uncle Fred
Liz Fraser .... Molly Thompson
Andrew Bradford .... Eddie
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Hazel Bainbridge .... Mrs. Bell
Helen Booth (I) .... Mrs. Lee
Fanny Carby .... Mrs. Stone
Diana Coupland .... Mrs. Rose
Lesley Daine .... Dora
Colin Gordon .... Mr. Hutton
Ruth Gower .... Mrs. Pike
Murray Head (I) .... Geoffrey Fitton
Margaret Lacey .... Mrs. Harris
Harry Locke .... Mr. Stubbs
Maureen O'Reilly .... Miss Hunt
Robin Parkinson .... Mr. Phillips
Ruth Trouncer .... Marriage Counsellor
Thorley Walters ....
Runtime: 115 min
Color: Color (Eastmancolor)