This screwball comedy, about the hilarious aftermath when a widow marries a widower and together they have 18 children, is a joyful affirmation of family life. When the family's oldest daughter questions what love really means, her father says,
"If you want to know what love really is, take a look around you ... It's giving life that counts. Until you're ready for it, all the rest is just a big fraud ... It isn't going to a bed with a man that proves you're in love with him; it's getting up in the morning and facing the drab, miserable, wonderful, everyday world with him that counts."