Taking after their father, six of the seven offspring of Eddie Foy - who collectively are known as the Seven Little Foys - perform numbers from their vaudeville act. Accompanied by brother Richard on guitar, Madeline and Mary perform a song and dance number, "I Just Roll Along". Moderated by Irving, all six perform a comedy routine, which includes a dance number by Eddie Jr. They all sing "Bye, Bye Pretty Baby" with a few interruptions by Eddie Jr. Accompanied by off screen musicians, they conclude with a dance routine to "Smile" which features solos steps by five of the six. Written by
The Foy Family was a highly respected group of people inside the entertainment world and they even managed to get a movie done on their life story with James Cagney. CHIPS OF THE OLD BLOCK was the first film I had actually seen them in and I guess the best thing I can say is that watching it was certainly better than having acid poured into my eyes while being kicked in the gut repeatedly. This is a pretty bad movie that features the family standing on a stand doing a couple song and dance numbers as well as a comedy act. Now, I understand that a lot of stage performers struggled when they were brought into a studio and placed in front of a camera and had to perform. Perhaps the family was just having an off day because this thing is pretty bad and thankfully it only lasts 7-minutes or else it would have been pure torture. The dance and singing performances are rather forgettable and the so-called comedy is incredibly weak and annoying.
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