Yours, Mine and Ours (1968 film)
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Yours, Mine and Ours is a 1968 film, directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball and Van Johnson. Before its release, it had three other working titles: The Beardsley Story, Full House, and His, Hers, and Theirs.
It was based loosely on the story of Frank and Helen Beardsley, although Desilu Productions bought the rights to the story long before Helen's autobiographical book Who Gets the Drumstick? was released to bookstores. Screenwriters Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll took the opportunity to write in several classic I Love Lucy-style stunts that in most cases have no basis in the actual lives of the Beardsley family, before Melville Shavelson and Mort Lachman took over primary writing duties. Nevertheless, it enjoyed great commercial success, and even the Beardsleys themselves appreciated it, though Frank Beardsley would definitely say that the version of the Beardsley story in the film was not exactly true.
In the 1968 version of Yours, Mine, and Ours, Henry Fonda's character, Frank Beardsley, refers to "Fanny Hill" when giving some fatherly advice to his stepdaughter. Her boyfriend is pressuring her for sex and Frank says boys tried the same thing when he was her age. When she tries to tell him that things are different now he observes, "I don't know, they wrote 'Fanny Hill' in 1742 [sic] and they haven't found anything new since."