My Six Loves
|My Six Loves|
1963 theatrical poster
|Directed by||Gower Champion|
|Produced by||Gant Gaither|
|Written by||Peter Funk (novel)|
|Music by||Walter Scharf|
|Cinematography||Arthur E. Arling|
|Edited by||John Woodcock|
|Box office||$2,185,000 (US/ Canada)|
My Six Loves is a 1963 comedy film starring Debbie Reynolds as a Broadway star who takes a vacation and finds herself responsible for six abandoned children, in Gower Champion's directorial debut. It is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Funk.
Janice Courtney is a big success on Broadway, but the busy actress collapses from exhaustion. A doctor orders her to return to her Connecticut home for a long rest.
In a shack on her property, Janice discovers six children and a large dog, abandoned and living on their own. Taking them in, Janice takes care of the kids with the help of housekeeper Ethel and a local minister, Jim Larkin. Being a mother appeals to her, but when producer Marty Bliss persuades her to resume her career, Janice returns to New York to begin a new play.
Everything changes when one of the children goes missing. A frantic Janice leaves the play, and when the child is finally found, realizes that this is the life she wants, which she intends to share with Jim.
- Debbie Reynolds as Janice Courtney
- Cliff Robertson as Reverend Jim Larkin
- David Janssen as Marty Bliss
- Eileen Heckart as Ethel
- Hans Conried as Kinsley Kross
- Mary McCarty as Doreen Smith
- John McGiver as Judge Harris
- Max Showalter as B. J. Smith
- Alice Ghostley as Selena Johnson
- Alice Pearce as Bus Driver
- Pippa Scott as Dianne Soper
- Claude Stroud as Dr. Miller
- Darlene Tompkins as Darlene Smith
- Leon Belasco as Mario
- Billy E. Hughes as Leo
- Jim Backus as Sheriff
- "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 71. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.
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