"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 »
Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kate, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kate settles into suburban life, Larry continues to enjoy the theater and party scene of New York. Kate soon begins to question Larry's fidelity when he mentions a flirtatious encounter with Broadway star Deborah Vaughn.Written by
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In an early example of product placement, Quaker Oats is featured prominently in the film due to a cross promotion with the producers. In a national ad campaign, Quaker offered children under 12 free admission to the movie if accompanied by an adult. Each "specially marked" box of Quaker Oats contained an "MGM ticket" good for one child's admission when accompanied by someone over the age of 12 paying adult admission prices. The April 18, 1960 issue of Life magazine features a full page ad (page 18) on the promotion, and can be found on Google Books. See more »
When the cab driver turns around to shake MacKay's hand, he almost has an accident and jerks the steering wheel quickly to his right - but the scene through the cab's rear window doesn't move sideways at all. See more »
Doris Day and David Niven team up together for this lukewarm romantic comedy. He's a critic, she's the harrassed mum of four unlikeable brats; he changes his spots and becomes a feted writer, they move to the country. Blah blah blah.
The best bit in this wet fish of a film is when Janis Paige vamps David Niven in a bar (she's actually very good in this, whereas Doris is too goodie goodie). Otherwise it's pretty much a yawn, a movie which wastes its potential and lumbers along at a deadly pace. Doris and Rock Hudson where really more suited to this kind of thing more than the urbane and rather miscast Niven.
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