I collect the filmographies of my favorite actors and actresses on DVDs and buy my favorite movies as well. However, I also get a HUGE kick out of finding full movies on YouTube – whether they’re movies that are new to me or movies I’ve seen at least a dozen times. Many times, I actually own the DVD but watch it conveniently on my iPad or iPhone if I can find it on YouTube.
At least the DVD lasts longer this way!
Father Was a Fullback (1949) is one of those wonderful and delightful movies that somehow is more enjoyable each time you watch it. Fred MacMurray and Maureen O’Hara worked perfectly together… they both tended to work perfectly with their co-stars, didn’t they?!
This is actually one of the Maureen O’Hara films I don’t have on DVD, yet… the horrors! While I’m thinking about it, I need to just go toss it directly into my Amazon cart. I actually have a Judy Garland biography, Maureen O’Hara coffee mug, and Katharine Hepburn dvd waiting for me anyway.
Me and my redheads!
Father Was a Fullback has a phenomenal cast. In addition to Maureen O’Hara and Fred MacMurray, the cast includes Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou), Natalie Wood, Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III), Thelma Ritter, and Rudy Vallee.
Plot: College football coach George Cooper (Fred MacMurray) not only has his hands full with his football team, but with his wife (Maureen O’Hara) daughters, Ellen (Natalie Wood) and Connie (Betty Lynn) as well!
Maureen O’Hara was only 6 years older than Betty Lynn, who played her daughter.
Enjoy the movie – it’s a lot of fun.