The Family Way

The Family Way

Roy Boulting (1966)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Considered somewhat risqué on its original release, this gentle comedy can now be seen as a fond portrait of an era when sex was still taboo. Complete with a score by Paul McCartney, it recounts the experience of so many 1960s newlyweds who had to share a house with their in-laws for much of the early part of their married lives. Hywel Bennett is bang on form as the husband so wound up by cohabitation that he is unable to consummate his marriage to the equally impressive Hayley Mills. But it's her real-life dad, John Mills, who steals the show with a splendid study in working-class cantankerousness, closely followed by Marjorie Rhodes as his long-suffering but speak-as-you-find wife.


A Lancashire man's marriage is complicated by his impotence and the difficulties of living in the same house as his overbearing father. Comedy, starring John Mills and Hywel Bennett.

Cast & Crew

Actor John Mills
Actor Hywel Bennett
Actor Hayley Mills
Actor Marjorie Rhodes
Director Roy Boulting

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: video and DVD