Based on true story?

I remember seeing Mixed Company in the theater and later on TV. Even then I believed that it was loosely based on the 1952 movie "Room for One More" starring Cary Grant and Betsy Drake (his wife at that time). This movie in turn was based on Anna Perrott Rose's 1950 bestseller about the trials and triumphs of foster parenthood as she and her husband experienced them. (The film was aka "The Easy Way.")

This story also had a soft-hearted mother who couldn't turn away needy foster kids and a husband who fights it at first then grudgingly gives in.

I believe the idea for "Mixed Company" came from the book/movie/TV show (Andrew Duggan and Peggy McCay, 1962). The addition of adopting kids of different races was a nice updating and made for great food for thought.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this or more information?


If this movie was made in 2011, Quan would be a Latina. Joe, the Native American would be from the middle east. To update the ethnicities a bit.

No two persons ever watch the same movie.


The beginning of Room For One More and Mixed Company start off in a similar way.

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