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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

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"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Lamar Trotti (screen play), Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clifton Webb ... Frank Bunker Gilbreth
Jeanne Crain ... Ann Gilbreth
Myrna Loy ... Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth
Betty Lynn ... Deborah Lancaster
Edgar Buchanan ... Dr. Burton
Barbara Bates ... Ernestine Gilbreth
Mildred Natwick ... Mrs. Mebane
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Monahan
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"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture,railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics. Written by Becki Bozart <beckeye@aone.com>

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He's the New Father of His Country!

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Dutzend billiger See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The drawing of the galaxy in the beach house is M-51, The Whirlpool Galaxy. See more »

Goofs

As the camera zooms in during the tonsillectomy, you can see the shadow of the camera on the back of one of the nurses' white coats. See more »

Quotes

Repairman: All those kids yours mister, or is this a picnic?
Frank Gilbreth: They're all mine and believe me, it's no picnic!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: This is the true story of an American family. See more »

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Soundtracks

When You Wore a Tulip (and I Wore a Big Red Rose)
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Jack Mahoney
Played during the opening credits and occasionally in the score
Sung by all in the car
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16 December 2003 | by magnoliablosssomSee all my reviews

Even though I think the remake may be funny, there is no comparison to the original. The actors were unique and cannot be duplicated. Even though the original came out before I was born, my parents introduced me to a lot of movies. I am glad they did because I know would have missed seeing these great actors.


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