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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

During one of the high school dance scenes, a Kelly green dress with tulle and white flower accents can be spotted on the dance floor. This dress appears to be the same dress worn in Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)'s Deborah Lancaster (played by Betty Lynn, best known as Barney Fife's girlfriend, Thelma-Lou, on The Andy Griffith Show (1960)). 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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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

The Japanese Sandman
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Sung and danced by Debra Paget and Hoagy Carmichael, as well as the Gilbreth children and party guests at the beach barbecue
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The charms continue in famous "DOZEN" sequel
31 May 2001 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

Myrna Loy (Thin Man series and much more) diligently takes over her loveable brood after Clifton Webb's character dies in this wonderful true story adaptation of the famous Gilbreth story made famous by the first installment called "Cheaper By The Dozen".

Loy's irresistible charm is joined by legendary songster Hoagy Carmicheal (Stardust) as the Gilbreth's comical stillman/houseman, lovely Jeanne Crain (Pinky), veteran Edward Arnold (You Can't Take It With You), dashing Jeffrey Hunter (King of Kings), lovely Debra Paget (The Ten Commandments), likeable Robert Arthur (Hellcats of the Navy) and very young [19 y/o] Martin Milner (Route 66, Adam-12).

Simple story of strong woman's determination to continue in her husband's "male" career as industrial engineer. There is enough going on on all sides to keep you interested in this remarkable family's life in the early part of this century.

How many times have I seen this movie! and still it never goes stale...good clean fun is never out of style.


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