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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) Poster

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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.
On the shelf in the living room is a picture of the real life Frank Gilbreth in uniform as an Army Major during WWI. This is visible outside the makeshift operating room during the mass tonsillectomies.
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.
The big house the family moves to in Montclair is the same house set originally built for Judy Garland's family in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). Fox didn't have an appropriate standing outdoor set so they rented time on the "St. Louis Street" on MGM lot #2.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 7, 1951 with Clifton Webb reprising his film role.
The drawing of the galaxy in the beach house is M-51, The Whirlpool Galaxy.
The song "Sweet Lelani" that Tom Black is strumming with his ukulele on the beach was actually written by Harry Owens for his daughter in 1934, many years after the time that this movie is set. It also won an Academy Award for best song in 1937 when it appeared in the movie, Waikiki Wedding (1937).
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The staircase/entrance way with the green wall paper and double doors under the landing to the left is the same staircase/entrance way used in the TV series Dark Shadows. The green wall paper is not there in Dark Shadows, but it's the exact same set.
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The mother is a degreed psychologist (as referred to in the movie). The gold necklace she wears is a Phi Beta Kappa Key (honors society)
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