Mixed Company

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Mixed Company
Directed by Melville Shavelson
Produced by Melville Shavelson
Llenroc Productions (company)
Written by Mort Lachman
Melville Shavelson
Starring Barbara Harris
Joseph Bologna
Music by Fred Karlin
Cinematography Stan Lazan
Edited by Ralph James Hall
Walter Thompson
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • October 18, 1974 (1974-10-18) (U.S.)
Running time
109 min.
Country United States
Language English

Mixed Company is a 1974 comedy-drama film directed by Melville Shavelson and written by Shavelson and Mort Lachman. It stars Barbara Harris, Joseph Bologna, and Haywood Nelson.

Plot summary[edit]

Kathy Morrison (Harris), mother of three, who helps run a "color-blind" adoption program, wants to have another biological child. Her husband, Pete (Bologna), the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, finds out he can't produce another child. Kathy thinks about adopting a boy, Frederic "Freddie" Wilcox, and Pete does not want to adopt a boy who happens to be black. When he relents, Freddie's arrival causes an upheaval in the Morrison's neighborhood, their school, and family. Kathy's answer is to adopt another child, in this case two, a war-traumatized half-Vietnamese girl, Quan Tran, and a Hopi boy, Joe. The new extended family must now learn to live together.

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