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
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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!
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 »
Signor Foy, we are going to have a baby.
Madeleine Morando Foy:
I wanted to tell you, Eddie, but Clara said to wait.
If you're interested, it happened in Capri.
...Oh, well, thank you. Thank you, one and all. It is nice of you to let me im on it. There any other late bulletins?
You seem to know everything! What's it gonna be - a boy or a girl?
It will be an Italian!
It's one thing we're getting through customs!
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There is really nothing good to say about this film. Once more, Hollywood can find nothing more imaginative to write about than its own entertainment trade. It's almost musical; but absolutely no music worth listening to. I suspect it was intended to be a comedy; but I defy anyone to laugh. I have no doubt the Cagney tribute was sincere and that the real Foy was a generous supporter of young actors, but nothing about the character portrayed keeps audience attention for very long. Bob Hope is competent, but really, this script is complete rubbish. The only moment it strikes a confident chord is when Cagney starts his Yankee Doodle Dandee reprise. It's confident, but am I the only person who finds the Cagney duck walk embarrassing?
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