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The Seven Little Foys (1955)

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After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

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Milly Vitale ...
Madeleine Morando Foy
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Barney Green
Angela Clarke ...
Clara Morando
Herbert Heyes ...
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Richard Shannon ...
Stage Manager
Billy Gray ...
Bryan Lincoln Foy, as a teen
Lee Erickson ...
Charley Foy
Paul De Rolf ...
Richard Foy
Lydia Reed ...
Mary Foy
Linda Bennett ...
Madeleine Foy
Jimmy Baird ...
Eddie Foy Jr.
Tommy Duran ...
Irving Foy
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Charley Foy ...
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Vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, who has vowed to forever keep his act a solo, falls in love with and marries Italian ballerina Madeleine. While they continue to tour the circuit, they begin a family and before long have seven little Foys to clutter the wings. After tragedy threatens to stall Eddie's career, he comes to realize that his little terrors are worth their weight in gold. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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The story of a husband who didn't have time to come home! Daddy couldn't get home, so the kids all trouped down to Broadway and got into the act. The incredible, incomparable story of America's most fabulous family!


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30 September 1955 (Finland)  »

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James Cagney won an Oscar for playing Broadway producer George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). He agreed to play Cohan again in this film on condition that he would not be paid for the role. He did the role as a tribute to Eddie Foy, who had generously provided occasional meals for struggling young actors, including Cagney, in 1920s New York. See more »

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Eddie Foy: Anybody in New Rochelle would be happy to leave New Rochelle.
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Yankee Doodle Dandy
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Written by George M. Cohan
Danced by James Cagney
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...and have you seen the sequel!
25 October 2000 | by (The Beach Two) – See all my reviews

Bob Hope executive produced and narrated a one hour TV sequel (serving as a pilot) with Eddie Foy, Jr. as 'Eddie Foy' and Mickey Rooney as 'George M. Cohan.' The Osmond Brothers played the boys and the youngest daughter was played by Morgan Britney. George Tobias reprised his role as Foy's agent 'Barney Green' and Angela Clarke took over the role of 'Aunt Clara.' The story picks up where the original ends with Eddie deciding to retire the act and put the kids in public school. Cohan and Green plot to bring the act back to the stage. Though in black-in-white, 48 minutes long, and a much lower budget, the sequel is quite satisfying to fans of the original. Foy, Jr. had served as narrator and consultant for the original so it was a neat turn to have Hope narrate this one. I found a copy of the film from the web site of "20th Century Nostalgia" for under fifteen dollars. I don't have any affiliation with them but they are the only ones I know that carry it, so I pass the information along to fans. The original is my favorite Bob Hope movie (I own them all!) so I was a tough sell.


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