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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | April 1950 (USA)
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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Frank Bunker Gilbreth
... Ann Gilbreth
... Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth
... Deborah Lancaster
... Dr. Burton
... Ernestine Gilbreth
... Mrs. Mebane
... 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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April 1950 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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In the movie, the last child born is a boy named "Robert", but in real life, the last Gilbreth child was a girl named "Jane". There was a son named Robert, but he was the second-to-last child born. See more »

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

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Referenced in Stripperella: Cheapo by the Dozen (2004) See more »

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Ja-Da
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Bob Carleton
Played at the dance
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16 December 2003 | by See 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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