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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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Based on the real-life Gilbreth family. Daughter Mary died from a childhood illness; the movie includes a Mary but keeps her somewhat in the background with no lines. See more »

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The shadow of the camera equipment is visible on the grass when Frank Sr. is telling everyone goodbye when he is leaving for Europe. See more »

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Man on street: Hey Noah, what are you doing with that Ark?
Frank Gilbreth: Collecting animals like the good Lord told me brother. All we need now is a jackass. Hop in!
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Referenced in Charmed: Cheaper by the Coven (2004) 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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16 December 2003 | by (Chipley, Florida) – See all my reviews

Even though I think the remake may be funny, there is no comparison to the original. The actors were unique and cannot be duplicated. Even though the original came out before I was born, my parents introduced me to a lot of movies. I am glad they did because I know would have missed seeing these great actors.


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