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Cheaper by the Dozen 1950

Cheaper by the Dozen ★★★ 1950

Turn-of-the-century family comedy based on the book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, which chronicled life in the expansive Gilbreth household—12 children, efficiency expert father Frank (Webb), and psychologist mother Lillian (Loy). Stern dad likes to test his theories on the family (and have everything his own way) while nuturing mom easily manages him as well as their large household. There are various family crises (times 12) but it's all very heartwarming. Followed by “Belles on Their Toes.” 85m/C VHS, DVD . Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Edgar Buchanan, Mildred Natwick, Sara All-good, Betty Lynn, Barbara Bates, Norman Olles-tad; D: Walter Lang; W: Lamar Trotti; C: Leon Shamroy; M: Cyril Mockridge.

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