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The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1955 (UK)
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 ...
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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Eddie Foy: What do you need friends for?... you've got all the friends and enemies you need right here in the family.
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Soundtracks

Row, Row, Row
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Lyrics by William Jerome
Music by James V. Monaco
Sung by Lydia Reed and Linda Bennett
Danced by Bob Hope and The Seven Little Foys
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Child's Play
11 January 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In 1913, vaudeville comic Bob Hope (as Eddie Foy) and "The Seven Little Foys" are a successful act. Second child Charley Foy (as Charley Foy) introduces himself as narrator and takes us back to 1898, where Mr. Hope is a solo act uninterested in women. This changes when beautiful Italian ballerina Milly Vitale (as Madeleine Morando) arrives on the scene. Although Mr. Hope is a tough nut to crack, the two somehow forms a family. A tragedy occurs and there are hardships on the road. The act becomes famous. Principal players include Hope's faithful agent George Tobias (as Barney Green), comic foil aunt Angela Clarke (as Clara), and eldest son Billy Gray (as Bryan Lincoln Foy). In a cameo highlight, James Cagney reprises his "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) role of George M. Cohan.

***** The Seven Little Foys (6/1/55) Melville Shavelson ~ Bob Hope, George Tobias, Angela Clarke, Billy Gray


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