Yours, Mine and Ours (1968 film)

1968 film by Melville Shavelson

Yours, Mine and Ours is a 1968 film about a widower with ten children who falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

Directed by Melville Shavelson. Written by Mort Lachman and and Melville Shavelson, based on a story by Bob Carroll Jr. and Madelyn Davis.
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Frank Beardsley

  • [narrating] It was a typical wedding: enemies of the bride on the right, enemies of the groom on the left.


Jean: You mean he doesn't know about us?
Helen: Well. Of course he does, Darling!
Jean: All of us?
Colleen: Oh, Mother. That's so romantic! You lied to him!
Helen: I did not lie to him! I just didn't have the nerve to tell him the whole truth!
Colleen: Mmm, I understand! No man wants a liaison with a woman with eight children!
Janette: What's a liaison?
Colleen: An affair.
Janette: That's what I thought.
Jean: Me too.

Mary: I got there as fast as I could, Sister Mary. What is it this time?
Mary: Why don't you ask Phillip?
Helen: Phillip? [Phillip turns around, revealing a black eye] Darling! What happened?
Phillip: Nothing.
Helen: Who did that to you?
Phillip: One of the kids. [points at Sister Mary] *She* started it. She says I'm not legal.
Helen: What?
Phillip: And Mike isn't my brother.
Helen: Of course he's your brother.
Phillip: Then my name's Phillip Beardsley.
Mary: Phillip North.
Phillip: There she goes again.
Mary: Sister, couldn't you - couldn't you just call him Phillip Beardsley?
Mary: I'm sorry, but the school requires that we use their legal names.
Phillip: Let's go to another school.
Helen: Sister, I, uh... I understand your legal problem, but you must try to understand mine. You see, I'm trying to bring two families together, and this is the first sign that I may be succeeding. So, I really would appreciate it if you'd let Phillip sign his name Beardsley.
Mary: But legally, it's North.
Mary: But it's more important that emotionally, it's Beardsley.
Mary: North.
Helen: Beardsley.
Mary: North!
Helen: Beardsley, Beardsley, Beardsley!
Phillip: Watch out, Mom. You might get a black eye.


  • A Honeymoon is No Place to Have Kids!
  • He had a population of 10...She had a community of 8...When you have 18 kids - nothing's impossible...except having nineteen!
  • The Bride Had 8 Boys and Girls. The Groom Had 10 Boys and Girls. Their wedding night set new attendance records.



The North Family

  • Lucille Ball as Helen North (the mother of 8 Kids) from Yours later Joe's mother from Ours
  • Jennifer Leak as Colleen North, Helen's daughter
  • Kimberly Beck as Janette North, Helen's daughter
  • Kevin Burchett as Nicky North, Helen's son
  • Mitch Vogel as Tommy North, Helen's son
  • Margot Jane as Jean North, Helen's daughter
  • Eric Shea as Phillip North, Helen's son
  • Greg Atkins as Gerald North, Helen's son
  • Lynnell Atkins as Teresa North, Helen's daughter

The Beardsley Family

  • Henry Fonda as Frank Beardsley (the father of 10 Kids) from Mine later Joe's father from Ours
  • Tim Matthieson as Mike Beardsley, Frank's son
  • Gil Rogers as Rusty Beardsley, Frank's son
  • Gary Goetzman as Greg Beardsley, Frank's adoptive son
  • Nancy Roth as Rosemary Beardsley, Frank's daughter
  • Suzanne Cupito as Louise Beardsley, Frank's daughter
  • Maralee Foster as Mary Beardsley, Frank's daughter
  • Holly O'Brien as Susan Beardsley, Frank's daughter
  • Michele Tobin as Veronica Beardsley, Frank's daughter
  • Tracy Nelson as Germaine Beardsley, Frank's daughter
  • Stephanie Oliver as Joan Beardsley, Frank's daughter


  • Van Johnson as Warrant Officer Darrell Harrison
  • Louise Troy as Madeleine Love
  • Sidney Miller as Dr. Ashford
  • Tom Bosley as Family Doctor
  • Walter Brooke as Howard Beardsley, Frank's brother
  • Nancy Howard as Nancy Beardsley, Howard's wife (Frank's sister-in-law)
  • Mary Gregory as Sister Mary Alice
  • Marti Litis as Hospital Nurse
  • Harry Holcombe as Judge
  • Ben Murphy as Larry, Colleen's boyfriend