"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 ...
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Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even ... See full summary »
A girl is sent to live with her uncle on his estate when her parents die. There she discovers much intrigue, family history and secrets and personal baggage. In particular, a screaming child and...a secret garden.
Fred M. Wilcox
"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
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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 »
During the high school dance, the band plays "Lucky Lindy," a 1929 song describing Charles Lindbergh's solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. Frank Gilbreth died in 1924 - three year's before Lindbergh's flight and five years before the song became popular. See more »
Man on street:
Hey Noah, what are you doing with that Ark?
Collecting animals like the good Lord told me brother. All we need now is a jackass. Hop in!
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Opening credits prologue: This is the true story of an American family. See more »
The 1950 version is a classic with superb acting by Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy!
I have seen the 1950 version of "Cheaper By the Dozen" perhaps a dozen times! It is a delightful glimpse of influential family life in the 1920's.
There are too many children, but this movie is funny because of Clifton Webb, who was a master of comedy in his detached, upper crust style, as in other movies such as another classic, "Mr. Belvedere." Seems like "we" have gotten too sophisticated these days to appreciate the innocence of movies like this one. There was laughter, a little love-interest, problems with kids, certainly sadness, and coping with so many children. But, it is appealing because there is no blood and guts, no explicit sex scenes and no foul language. This movie is a classic!
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