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The Seven Little Foys
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Director:
Writers:
Melville Shavelson (written for the screen by) and
Jack Rose (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
30 September 1955 (Finland) See more »
Tagline:
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!
Plot:
After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
User Reviews:
OMG is this dull? See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bob Hope ... Eddie Foy
Milly Vitale ... Madeleine Morando Foy

George Tobias ... Barney Green
Angela Clarke ... Clara Morando
Herbert Heyes ... Judge
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

James Cagney ... George M. Cohan
Charley Foy ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hy Anzell ... Dresser at 'Iroquois' (uncredited)
Joe Bassett ... Grip (uncredited)

Oliver Blake ... Santa Claus (uncredited)
George Boyce ... Elephant Act (uncredited)
Morgan Brown ... Godfather (uncredited)
Marian Carr ... Chorine (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Stage Doorman at 'Iroquois' (uncredited)
Jerry Chiat ... Acrobat (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Stage Doorman in 1898 Chicago (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Harrison (uncredited)
Noel Drayton ... Priest (uncredited)
Joe Evans ... Elephant Act (uncredited)
Gilbert Fallman ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Joe Flynn ... Priest (uncredited)
Milton Frome ... Driscoll (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Tutor (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Guest at Honorary Dinner (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Assistant Episcopal Minister (uncredited)
Duke Johnson ... Specialty Juggler (uncredited)
Richard Keene ... Grip (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Stagehand at Iroquois Theatre (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ... Baggage Car Attendant (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Friars Club Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Lewis Martin ... Episcopal Minister (uncredited)

Jerry Mathers ... Bryan Lincoln Foy - Age 5 (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Father O'Casey (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Audience Spectator (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Friars Club Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Billy Nelson ... Customs Inspector (uncredited)
George Pembroke ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Jack Pepper ... Theater Manager (uncredited)
Angi O. Poulos ... Billiard Parlor Proprietor (uncredited)
Max Power ... Conductor (uncredited)
Bill Seckler ... Stage Hand (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Friars Club Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Edward C. Short ... Porter (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Friars Club Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Betty Uitti ... Dance Double (uncredited)
Renata Vanni ... Ballerina Mistress in Milan (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... Acrobat (uncredited)
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Directed by
Melville Shavelson 
 
Writing credits
Melville Shavelson (written for the screen by) and
Jack Rose (written for the screen by)

Produced by
Jack Rose .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph J. Lilley (music scored by: featuring the songs sung by Eddie Foy)
 
Cinematography by
John F. Warren (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman  (as John Goodman)
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Frank R. McKelvy  (as Frank McKelvy)
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... assistant director
James A. Rosenberger .... assistant director (as James Rosenberger)
 
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Harry Lindgren .... sound recordist
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist (remastered version)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Rand .... second camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edith Head .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Monroe W. Burbank .... Technicolor color consultant
 
Music Department
Joseph J. Lilley .... conductor
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nick Castle .... choreographer
Charley Foy .... technical advisor
Hal C. Kern .... production associate
 

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Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (video rating) (2004) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #17278) | West Germany:6 (nf)

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Trivia:
This film and Beau James (1957) are the two serious dramas that Bob Hope starred in.See more »
Quotes:
Clara Morando:Signor Foy, we are going to have a baby.
Madeleine Morando Foy:I wanted to tell you, Eddie, but Clara said to wait.
Barney Green:If you're interested, it happened in Capri.
Eddie Foy:...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?
[to Clara]
Eddie Foy:You seem to know everything! What's it gonna be - a boy or a girl?
Clara Morando:It will be an Italian!
Eddie Foy:It's one thing we're getting through customs!
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Soundtrack:
Yankee Doodle DandySee more »

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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
OMG is this dull?, 31 October 2011
Author: David from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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