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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | April 1950 (USA)
"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

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"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture,railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics. Written by Becki Bozart <beckeye@aone.com>

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The big house the family moves to in Montclair is the same house set originally built for Judy Garland's family in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). Fox didn't have an appropriate standing outdoor set so they rented time on the "St. Louis Street" on MGM lot #2. See more »

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While attending a party, a man gets a dark purple drink from the punch bowl and says to the woman, "I hope you like pineapple". See more »

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Frank Gilbreth: [while escorting Ann out of the house on her first date] I know its not your fault Lilly, but things would have been a whole lot easier if you'd taken my advice and had all boys.
Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth: I'm sorry, dear. I'll try to be more careful with the next dozen.
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Followed by Belles on Their Toes (1952) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
(1823) (uncredited)
aka "There's No Place Like Home"
Music by H.R. Bishop
Played when they first arrive at the new house
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A movie like no other
16 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

While some might be critical of this movie for being "overly cheerful and sappy", I find "Cheaper by the Dozen" and movies like it of their time a haven in today's sexualized, blow 'em up assortment of trash. This movie is pure entertainment. You don't have to think. Just sit back, laugh and enjoy.


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