In this 1966 feature-film adaptation of Bill Naughton's play ALL IN GOOD TIME, Hayley Mills and Hywell Bennett star as sexually frustrated newlyweds who cannot consummate their love as long as they're living with her parents. Mills's real-life father, John, plays a role that hits close to home in this realistic and compassionate romantic comedy.
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The Family Way is a 1966 film based on Bill Naughton's play All in Good Time. It began life in 1961 as a television play entitled Honeymoon Postponed. The film was produced and directed by John and Roy Boulting, respectively, and starred father and daughter John Mills and Hayley Mills. Naughton adapted the play himself. A realistic, working-class comedy set in Bolton in northern England, the story concerns newly-wed couple Jenny and Arthur Fitton (Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett) who live with Arthur's parents Ezra and Lucy (John Mills and Marjorie Rhodes), and who are unable to consummate their marriage. As tongues begin to wag, tensions rise and truths begin to emerge, particularly about Ezra and his onetime best friend, Billy. The soundtrack was scored by Beatle Paul McCartney and producer George Martin.