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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

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Starring (View all)
Clifton Webb Clifton Webb
Frank Bunker Gilbreth
Jeanne Crain Jeanne Crain
Ann Gilbreth
Myrna Loy Myrna Loy
Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth
Betty Lynn Betty Lynn
Deborah Lancaster
Edgar Buchanan Edgar Buchanan
Dr. Burton
Barbara Bates Barbara Bates
Ernestine Gilbreth
Mildred Natwick Mildred Natwick
Mrs. Mebane
Sara Allgood Sara Allgood
Mrs. Monahan


Written by
Lamar Trotti Lamar Trotti
(screen play)


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Cheaper by the Dozen

5 years, 9 months ago at Apr 17 4:18
I cannot muster up much in the way of poisoned-pen enthusiasm for this one, in fact, I cannot muster up much of anything for it. Cheaper by the Dozen sticks its three major stars in thankless roles, has them acting out less than amusing vignettes, and feels much longer than its meager 85 minutes. ย  This was once considered a crown jewel of family entertainment, and I suppose changing tastes ha... read more
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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 large families.
Release date: 23 May 1950
UPC: 024543103943
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"A mild family movie with a raucous nature. A fun film that really didn't add much to the evolution of cinema, in a year where there was much to be found."


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Cheaper by the Dozen

“I cannot muster up much in the way of poisoned-pen enthusiasm for this one, in fact, I cannot muster up much of anything for it. Cheaper by the Dozen sticks its three major stars in thankless roles, has them acting out less than amusing vignettes, and feels much longer than its meager 85 minutes. ย  This was once considered a crown jewel of family entertainment, and I suppose changing tastes have rendered it a dated, faded relic of a by-gone era. Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy are parents to a never-ending brood of overly precocious brats, with Jeanne Crain stuck in the blandest role of her career as the narrator and eldest daughter. The only time Crain gets to emote is when she understandably goes into lusty contortions over the dreamy Craig Hill throughout the film. ย  Other than that,” read more

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