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Belles on Their Toes (1952)

 -  Comedy  -  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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Also Known As:

Im Dutzend heiratsfähig  »

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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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Follows Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) 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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Disappointing sequel
22 March 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Vastly inferior follow up to the delightful "Cheaper by the Dozen". It hurts me to put down any film starring the great Myrna Loy, but before you dive into this expecting the same qualities contained in the original you ought to be warned.

Part of the charm of the original was the attention paid to period details and the wonderful production values - missing this time around. The family originally lived in the house made famous in "Meet me in St. Louis", now the set looks like Mayberry. Interiors, originally rich with detail have taken on the 50's monochromatic look of an old "I Love Lucy" episode. Direction? The pacing, cinematography and line deliveries are found lacking.

Is it worth watching? Sure...it's not a bad way to pass an hour and a half - Just don't expect to see what you saw the first time around and you won't be disappointed.


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