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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 more »

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Frank Bunker Gilbreth
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Ann Gilbreth
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Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth
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Deborah Lancaster
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Dr. Burton
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Ernestine Gilbreth
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Mrs. Mebane
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Mrs. Monahan
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Jim Bracken (uncredited)
Betty Barker ...
Mary Gilbreth (uncredited)
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Joe Scales (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
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Martha Gilbreth (uncredited)
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Mrs. Benson (uncredited)
Ken Christy ...
Jed - Delivers Telegram (uncredited)
Denise Courtemarche ...
Jane - Age 1 (uncredited)
Ted Crane ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Dulcie Day ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Teddy Driver ...
Dan Gilbreth (uncredited)
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Messenger (uncredited)
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Music Teacher (uncredited)
Anita Gegna ...
Assistant Principal (uncredited)
Vincent Graeff ...
Mailman with Special Delivery Letter (uncredited)
Eula Guy ...
Teacher (uncredited)
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Tom Black (uncredited)
Ralph Hodges ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
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William Gilbreth (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
Roddy McCaskill ...
Jack Gilbreth (uncredited)
Tom McQuillan ...
Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Eleanor Moore ...
Teacher (uncredited)
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Lillie Gilbreth (uncredited)
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Bit Role (uncredited)
Ramona Oliver ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Norman Ollestad ...
Frank Gilbreth Jr. (uncredited)
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Higgins (uncredited)
Joyce Otis ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
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Young Girl (uncredited)
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Bit Role (uncredited)
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Plumber (uncredited)
Harmon Stevens ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Anthony Sydes ...
Fred Gilbreth (uncredited)
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Girl on Beach (uncredited)
Tina Thompson ...
Jane - Age 2 (uncredited)
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School Principal (uncredited)
Lillian West ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Judy Ann Whaley ...
Baby Denise (uncredited)
Hank Wise ...
Traffic Cop (uncredited)

Directed by

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Walter Lang

Written by

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Lamar Trotti ... (screen play)
 
Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. ... (based on the novel by) and
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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Lamar Trotti ... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Cyril J. Mockridge ... (as Cyril Mockridge)
Alfred Newman ... (uncredited)

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

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J. Watson Webb Jr. ... (as J.Watson Webb Jr.)

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Lyman Hallowell ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

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Leland Fuller
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

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Paul S. Fox ... (set decorations)
Thomas Little ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Edward Stevenson ... (costumes designed by)

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Linda Cross ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Lillian Ugrin ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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A.F. Erickson ... production manager (uncredited)

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Eli Dunn ... assistant director (uncredited)
Gaston Glass ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)
E. Clayton Ward ... sound

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Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects

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F. Bud Mautino ... camera operator (uncredited)
Emmett Schoenbaum ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director
Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Lionel Newman ... musical director
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestration (as Herbert Spencer)
Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Leonard Doss ... Technicolor color consultant
Jerry Bryan ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Doris Drought ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... stand-in (uncredited)
John Sturtevant ... dialogue director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

"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

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Also Known As
  • 13 à la douzaine (France)
  • Treize à la douzaine (France)
  • Trece por docena (Spain)
  • Nagyban olcsóbb (Hungary)
  • Mia douzina paidia apo nylon (Greece)
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  • 86 min
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Trivia Based on the real-life Gilbreth family. Daughter Mary died from a childhood illness; the movie includes a Mary but keeps her somewhat in the background with no lines. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Jack the Bear (1993). See more »
Soundtracks In My Merry Oldsmobile See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: This is the true story of an American family. See more »
Quotes Mailman: All those kids yours?
Frank Gilbreth: Oh, these aren't so many. You ought to see the ones we left behind.
Mailman: How you ever feed 'em?
Frank Gilbreth: Oh, they come cheaper by the dozen.
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