Mixed Company

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Mixed Company
Directed byMelville Shavelson
Produced byMelville Shavelson
Written byMelville Shavelson
Mort Lachman
StarringBarbara Harris
Joseph Bologna
Tom Bosley
Lisa Gerritsen
Dorothy Shay
Ruth McDevitt
Arianne Heller
Haywood Nelson
Eric Olson
Jina Tan
Music byFred Karlin
CinematographyStan Lazan
Edited byWalter Thompson
Ralph James Hall
Llenroc Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • October 18, 1974 (1974-10-18) (U.S.)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States

Mixed Company is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Melville Shavelson and written by Shavelson and Mort Lachman. It stars Barbara Harris, Joseph Bologna, Tom Bosley, Lisa Gerritsen, Dorothy Shay, Ruth McDevitt 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 Rogers. The new extended family must now learn to live together.


  • Barbara Harris as Kathy Morrison
  • Joseph Bologna as Pete Morrison
  • Tom Bosley as Al
  • Lisa Gerritsen as Liz Morrison
  • Dorothy Shay as Marge Reese
  • Ruth McDevitt as Miss Bergquist
  • Arianne Heller as Mary Morrison
  • Stephen Honanie as Joe Rogers
  • Haywood Nelson as Freddie Wilcox
  • Eric Olson as Rob Morrison
  • Jina Tan as Quan Tran
  • Bob G. Anthony as Krause
  • Roger Price as The Doctor
  • Keith Hamilton as Milton
  • Jason Clark as Police Sergeant
  • Charles J. Samsill as Police Officer
  • Jophery Clifford Brown as Basketball Player
  • Rodney Hundley as Announcer
  • Darell T. Garretson as Referee
  • Calvin Brown as Santa Claus
  • Al McCoy as Voice of the Phoenix Suns
  • Ron McIlwan as Walt Johnson

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