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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 comsmetics. Written by
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 7, 1951 with Clifton Webb reprising his film role. See more »
Near the end of the film when Frank Sr. is getting in his car to head for Europe, he tosses his hat on the seat with his coat on top of it. After saying goodbye to his family, he gets into the car and the hat is on top of the coat. See more »
When You Wore a Tulip (and I Wore a Big Red Rose)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Jack Mahoney
Played during the opening credits and occasionally in the score
Sung by all in the car See more »
This is very silly, but I watched this movie as a young boy in the late 50's or early 60's for the first time. To this day, this movie remains vivid in my mind. For some reason, I was imprinted with Frank's speech on how to save time while showering.
As the efficiency expert, it was just part of the family's daily routines laid down by their father. It did however seem extremely obvious to me that the shower scene was a comment on how to tackle any problem presented to one in their daily lives.
Get it done, accurately and quickly!
50 some years later I often have visions of the father giving instructions to the small children and their intense desire to understand his rapid fire directions. While the movie was a comedy in nature it was also a true picture of the family unit of that time.
My main statement is that it is one of the movies that has made a lasting impression in my mind. If a movie is able to affect an individual positively for over 50 years there must be someone up above smiling and knowing that they achieved their goal of putting a story into our minds that would last not only on celluloid but in our hearts and minds.
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