Based on the characters from the MGM hit of the same name, this TV pilot is about one day in the life of the Smith family. At the turn of the twentieth century, the family is throwing a party for a visitor in their neighborhood. Heartaches and laughter ensue.
Worth seeing for a few cast members...but pretty bad
Ill-conceived pilot for a proposed TV series based on the classic movie musical. Story deals with a large family in 1904 St. Louis. It mostly focuses on teenage Esther (Shelley Fabares) and her boring love life. A ridiculously young Michael Blodgett plays her main attraction and Celeste Holm plays her ridiculously understanding mother. It's in color and looks good but has a terrible script with horrible "jokes". Even worse is the unbearable laugh track that pops up now and then. The only reason to see this is Fabares, Holm and Blodgett who are all great. That aside there's nothing here.
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