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Cheaper By the Dozen

Cheaper By the Dozen (1950)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 2003 Wide

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Even allowing for the fact that it owed its existence to the popularity of Life with Father (1947), Cheaper by the Dozen is one of the freshest, funniest and most enduring "family" films ever to emerge from Hollywood. Based on the autobiographical novel by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, this is the mostly true story of famed efficiency expert Frank Bunker Gilbreth. As played by Clifton Webb, Gilbreth is a benevolent despot in his own home, managing to keep order and (sometimes)

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Kids & Family, Classics, Comedy

Lamar Trotti

Mar 16, 2004

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One of the most popular films of 1950, this comedy stars Clifton Webb in one of his best known parts.

January 29, 2013 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Old-fashioned upbeat family comedy with sad ending.

July 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A film rich in turn of the century atmosphere. And family values times 12.

October 26, 2004

There's a lot to be said about a family with 12 kids but this film doesn't do any of them justice.

August 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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An interesting family drama/comedy based on a real family, but it gets boring after a while, it could've been better.
October 26, 2010
ajv2688

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not as good as the newer one
October 16, 2010
erika250
erika bruhns

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I'm sure Clifton Webb and especially Myrna Loy are infinitely more charming than Steve Martin and co, but to say family orientated comedy is not my cup of tea would be an understatement of biblical proportions...
November 30, 2007
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Very sweet movie, good characterization... especially with so many characters! Lots of true to life moments in real parent-child, and sibling-sibling relationships. A couple chuckles at socially awkard moments. The ending was a bit vague though.
October 18, 2008
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