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The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1955 (UK)
After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Director:

Melville Shavelson

Writers:

Melville Shavelson (written for the screen by), Jack Rose (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Eddie Foy
Milly Vitale ... Madeleine Morando Foy
George Tobias ... Barney Green
Angela Clarke ... Clara Morando
Herbert Heyes ... Judge
Richard Shannon Richard Shannon ... Stage Manager
Billy Gray ... Bryan Lincoln Foy, as a Teen
Lee Erickson Lee Erickson ... Charley Foy
Paul De Rolf Paul De Rolf ... Richard Foy
Lydia Reed ... Mary Foy
Linda Bennett Linda Bennett ... Madeleine Foy
Jimmy Baird Jimmy Baird ... Eddie Foy Jr.
Tommy Duran Tommy Duran ... Irving Foy
James Cagney ... George M. Cohan
Charley Foy ... Narration by (voice)
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Storyline

Vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, who has vowed to forever keep his act a solo, falls in love with and marries Italian ballerina Madeleine. While they continue to tour the circuit, they begin a family and before long have seven little Foys to clutter the wings. After tragedy threatens to stall Eddie's career, he comes to realize that his little terrors are worth their weight in gold. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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The story of a husband who didn't have time to come home! Daddy couldn't get home, so the kids all trouped down to Broadway and got into the act. The incredible, incomparable story of America's most fabulous family!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mis siete hijos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

George Tobias reprised his role of talent agent Barney Green in a 1964 episode of Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963), an anthology TV series hosted by Bob Hope. Hope did not reprise his role of Eddie Foy, Sr., who was played instead by Foy's son Eddie Foy Jr.. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Foy: What do you need friends for?... you've got all the friends and enemies you need right here in the family.
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Soundtracks

Chinatown, My Chinatown
(uncredited)
Lyrics by William Jerome
Music by Jean Schwartz
Performed by Bob Hope and The Seven Little Foys
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Companion film to Cagney's Yankee Doodle Dandy.
9 August 1999 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

Companion film to Jimmy Cagney's Yankee Doodle Dandy, with Bob Hope as Broadway's Eddie Foy. Jimmy Cagney reprises his Yankee Doodle role as Foy's friendly rival George M. Cohan in a spectacular dance sequence. A far cry from his lighter other comedies, Bob Hope has never been better. Great for anyone seeking a great family entertainment or a colorful musical.


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