Cheaper By the Dozen
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Cheaper By the Dozen
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) sanity despite the presence of twelve children (hence the title). Myrna Loy co-stars as… More

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"One of the most popular films of 1950, this comedy stars Clifton Webb in one of his best known parts."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"There's a lot to be said about a family with 12 kids but this film doesn't do any of them justice."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"Old-fashioned upbeat family comedy with sad ending."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"A film rich in turn of the century atmosphere. And family values times 12."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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