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Belles on Their Toes (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 16 May 1952 (USA)
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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Although "Hollywood Reporter" news items include the following actors in the cast, their appearance in the completed film has not been confirmed: Jack Boyle, Edward Stoddard', Jacques Kennelly, Boyd Cabeen, Bryan McKay, Steve Hayes, Michael O'Brien, Carol Nugent, Wesley Bilson, Robert Bowman, Dean Dillman Jr., Jack Downs, Buddy Robinson, Bob Street, Buzz Barbee and Mike Marienthal. J. Farrell MacDonald was included in the cast in a "Hollywood Reporter" news item on Sept. 7, 1951, but he does not appear in the released picture. According to a 30 Aug 1952 "Holllywood Reporter" item, director Henry Levin signed the following "old-time stars" to appear in the graduation sequences: Leah Baird, Cleo Ridgely, Gertrude Astor, Stuart Holmes, Richard Neill, Dorothy Phillips, Vada Lee Heilman, Barry Norton, Anna Luther, Arline Pretty, Brooks Benedict, Heinie Conklin, Scott Seaton, Jean Acker, Helen Foster, Lillian West, Ida Pratt, Wilbur Mack, Colin Kenny and Pauline Garon. Their appearance in the released picture also has not been confirmed, however. See more »

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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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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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Music by James P. Johnson
Danced by Barbara Bates and a male partner at the Gilbreth party
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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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