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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
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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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The biography details the life of song and dance man Eddie Foy. Hope has the usual right wit and sarcastic blend to produce a wonderful performance. His dancing is exactly the right step as well.
He meets and marries a ballerina played by Millie Vitale. The children start coming real fast. Each time, Vitale's sister, a tough-looking strong woman named Clara, announces: "We're pregnant!"
7 little Foys enter the world. Eddie is too busy in his show business career and is rarely home. Go know that Vitale's cough is more serious than a cold. One night he arrives home to the news that his beloved wife had died during the day. Stricken with disbelief and sadness, Eddie vows to keep the family together and engages the children to appear in his act.
Meanwhile, Aunt Clara schemes to have Eddie declared unsuitable so that she can gain control of the children.
A fine musical and dance sequence with James Cagney reprising his role of George M. Cowan is shown in this delightful film.
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