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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Lamar Trotti.

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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

By Beatrice on Jul 8, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Cheaper by the Dozen Directed by Walter Lang Written by Lamar Trotti based on the novel written by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Cary 1950/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix Instant This film would probably have worked better for me if I had not been?... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (1950)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 11, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Tolstoy might have thought that happy families are all alike, but he didn't live during the era of Hollywood family films like Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), where the sheer diversity of happy families generated picture after picture about different domestic clans with their own unique stories. Thus w... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (1950)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 11, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Tolstoy might have thought that happy families are all alike, but he didn't live during the era of Hollywood family films like Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), where the sheer diversity of happy families generated picture after picture about different domestic clans with their own unique stories. Thus w... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (1950)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 11, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Tolstoy might have thought that happy families are all alike, but he didn't live during the era of Hollywood family films like Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), where the sheer diversity of happy families generated picture after picture about different domestic clans with their own unique stories. Thus w... Read full article


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Quotes from

Repairman: All those kids yours mister, or is this a picnic?
Frank Gilbreth: They're all mine and believe me, it's no picnic!


Frank Gilbreth: Darling, you know I am happy with our little brood, but you should have had more boys!
Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth: I'm sorry, dear. I'll try to be more careful with the next dozen.


Man on street: Hey Noah, what are you doing with that Ark?
Frank Gilbreth: Collecting animals like the good Lord told me brother. All we need now is a jackass. Hop in!


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMay 7, 1951 with Clifton Webb reprising his film role.
The drawing of the galaxy in the beach house is M-51, The Whirlpool Galaxy.
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.
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