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Belles on Their Toes (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 16 May 1952 (USA)
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The "Cheaper by the Dozen" crew is back, sans Clifton Webb. Lillian is struggling to make ends meet without her husband's income, while Anne, Martha, and even Ernestine find romance.

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The "Cheaper by the Dozen" crew is back, sans Clifton Webb. Lillian is struggling to make ends meet without her husband's income, while Anne, Martha, and even Ernestine find romance. Written by Dan Weckerly

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Trivia

Cheaper by the Dozen's Joe Scales and Bells on their Toes Bubber Beasley are one in the same actor, Benny Bartlett. In Cheaper by the Dozen, Joe is Ann's (first) date for the high school dance. He is soon replaced by the heartthrob lifeguard from Nantucket, Tom Black. After Ann has a pang of guilt for dumping Joe, Tom tells her to 'throw him back baby, he's too small to keep".

In Bells on Their Toes, Bubber is Martha's date for the high school dance. He again is replaced by a number of boys who are interested in dancing with the new and 'stunning' Martha. Martha feels a bit guilty and surprised at her new-found popularity and apologizes to Bubber explaining that up and until then, 'I really wanted to be a boy'. See more »

Quotes

Sam Harper: [hearing muffled explosion] What on earth was that?
Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth: The childern have a chemistry set in the cellar.
Sam Harper: Smells like alcohol.
Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth: Mr. Harper, alcohol is a chemical.
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Crazy Credits

A young man's hand closes the last page of the Cheaper by the Dozen novel and transitions the book to the cover of Belles on Their Toes in which the credits are printed inside the novel. See more »

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References 7th Heaven (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Wore a Tulip (and I Wore a Big Red Rose)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Jack Mahoney
Played when the Engineers Club invitation is shown
Also played at the train station
Also sung at the end in a "Cheaper By the Dozen" flash back cameo by Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Barbara Bates, and other Gilbreth children in their automobile
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3 November 2007 | by (Phoenixville, PA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. First, the music is so great. Full orchestration of many old tunes from the 1920s, particularly "You Wore a Tulip" and "Linger Awhile". One disappointment is that the sound did not come out so well on DVD - kind of scratchy and distorted at times....yet NOT this way in the VHS format. How can anyone dislike this crazy and loving family? Next, there are the many great vintage cars in various scenes that an historic automobile enthusiast would appreciate. Of course, there are some really, really attractive people in this movie too. Feast your eyes on the likes of Jeffrey Hunter and Jeanne Crain. Anway......want to see a fun family picture? Well, this is it. I should mention that you should see the the original 1950-version of "Cheaper by the Dozen" first (an equally great picture)....so that you have some background on the Gilbreth family. The final scene is a killer - watch as Myrna Loy closes her eyes and remembers the past......and grab a tissue for that one. Good Sappy Flick!!


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