Mixed Company

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A typically trite and sickly concoction by Shavelson, whose funnybone seemed much firmer when he was scripting Paramount comedies in the '40s. You can easily gauge its quality by the plot: when a basketball coach is rendered sterile through mumps, his wife urges the adoption of three cute but problematic kids - a semi-delinquent black, a Vietnamese orphan, and a Hopi Indian. All prejudices are ultimately overcome, and the result is a runaway victory for the upper class American liberal. The performers are far superior to their material, particularly Barbara Harris; but on the whole this movie gives a whole new meaning to the word 'yuck'.


Release details

109 mins

Cast and crew

Melville Shavelson
Melville Shavelson, Mort Lachman
Barbara Harris
Joseph Bologna
Lisa Gerritsen
Tom Bosley
Dorothy Shay
Ruth McDevitt