"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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Based on the best-selling autobiographical book of the same name, written by Jean Kerr, wife of powerful New York theatre critic Walter Kerr. For this film adaptation, characters' names were changed, but the bulk of the comic incidents seen here are from Kerr's memoir. See more »
When Doris Day puts on her black evening gown near the beginning of the movie, she has on a black slip with straps. She adjusts the straps of the gown over the straps of the slip. Later, when she and David Niven are eating dinner in a restaurant, the strap of the dress slips off her shoulder, and there is no slip strap. See more »
[Declaring his manifesto as a theatre critic]
I shall continue to yell tripe whenever tripe is served!
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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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