Belles on Their Toes
Belles on Their Toes ★★ 1952
Somewhat less charming sequel to 1950's “Cheaper by the Dozen” is big on nostalgia. Now widowed, Lillian Gilbreth (Loy) is struggling to support her large family, having to overcome women in the workplace prejudice. Using her industrial engineering degree, Lillian finally gets a job training young engineers, but this means eldest daughter Ann (Crain) must pick up the domestic slack. Which puts a crimp in Ann's budding romance with young Dr. Bob (Hunter). Based on the memoir by Gilbreth children Frank and Ernestine. 89m/C DVD . Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Edward Arnold, Hoagy Carmichael, Barbara Bates, Robert Arthur, Martin Milner, Verna Felton, Carole Nugent, Tommy “T.V.” Ivo, Jimmy Hunt, Robert Easton, Cecil Weston; D: Henry Levin; W: Henry Ephron, Phoebe Ephron; C: Arthur E. Arling; M: Cyril Mockridge.