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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  April 1950 (USA)
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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 ... 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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On the shelf in the living room is a picture of the real life Frank Gilbreth in uniform as an Army Major during WWI. This is visible outside the makeshift operating room during the mass tonsillectomies. 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: No person with inner dignity is ever embarrassed.
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On the Beach at Waikiki
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Henry Kailimai
Lyrics by G.H. Stover
Played by Craig Hill on the ukulele and Sung by him at the beach
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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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