"A Wholesome 'Family' Picture!" -Leonard Maltin
You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger family film than this chaotic comedy starring Lucille Ball and Academy Award-winner Henry Fonda as the parents of eighteen (Yes, eighteen!) children. Based on a true story and co-starring Van Johnson and Tom Bosley, Yours, Mine And Ours keeps the laughs coming in a "clean, wholesome family comedy" (Life Magazine).
This population explosion occurs when widowed Navy nurse Helen North (Ball) meets handsome Naval officer and widower Frank Beardsley (Fonda). They have much in common -- too much in fact -- she has eight kids and he has ten, and when they tie the knot, anarchy reigns in the Beardsly-North merger. The opposing camps of step-siblings do all they can to sabotage each other and their parents' union. But, through it all, mother lovingly cares for her "troops", while father patiently coaches his coming-of-age kids in more delicate matters, and resentment soon gives way to respect and something bigger than anyone could have imagined!