As George Oppenheimer described: "The Pringles, mother, father, engaged daughter and eighteen-year-old son, inhabit a comfortable house in a pleasant suburb of Detroit. The approaching nuptials of the daughter and an eligible young lawyer occupy the greater part of the family's attention until, on the day of his high-school graduation, son Buzzy Pringle announces that he has just married fifteen-year-old Rosemary Cotts with whom he has been going steady. Abruptly the attention shifts to these two. It is discovered that this is no shotgun wedding but, on the contrary, a mating of two innocents. Father Pringle is something of a meddler, a sort of gentle, male Gertrude Berg, and before he is through displaying his 'popism,' he has helped to break up the marriage of his son and daughter-in-law, the engagement of his daughter and her fiance and his own hitherto placid alliance. In the end, however, the children decide that they are to lead their own lives. Father mends his ways and smooths theirs and Mother tips him off that her bedroom was never really locked against him."
"…moments of joviality and a pervasive sense of warmth…" —NY Newsday. "…good-natured, sympathetic and likeable…" —NY Post. "…good intentions and gentle instincts…" —NY Journal-American.