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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

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86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer...See more"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture,railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics. Written by Becki Bozart See less
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Director
Writers
Lamar Trotti (screen play) | Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. (based on the novel by) | Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (based on the novel by)
Composer
Cyril J. Mockridge (as Cyril Mockridge)
Cinematographer
Editor
J. Watson Webb Jr. (as J.Watson Webb Jr.)
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Updated Mar 31, 1950

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Apr 1950 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Clifton Webb
Frank Bunker Gilbreth Frank Bunker Gilbreth   See fewer
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Jeanne Crain
Ann Gilbreth Ann Gilbreth   See fewer
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Myrna Loy
Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth   See fewer
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Betty Lynn
Deborah Lancaster Deborah Lancaster   See fewer
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Edgar Buchanan
Dr. Burton Dr. Burton   See fewer
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Barbara Bates
Ernestine Gilbreth Ernestine Gilbreth   See fewer
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Mildred Natwick
Mrs. Mebane Mrs. Mebane   See fewer
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Sara Allgood
Mrs. Monahan Mrs. Monahan   See fewer
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Walter Baldwin
Jim Bracken (uncredited) Jim Bracken (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Barker
Mary Gilbreth (uncredited) Mary Gilbreth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Benny Bartlett
Joe Scales (uncredited) Joe Scales (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lovyss Bradley
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patti Brady
Martha Gilbreth (uncredited) Martha Gilbreth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
Mrs. Benson (uncredited) Mrs. Benson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Christy
Jed - Delivers Telegram (uncredited) Jed - Delivers Telegram (uncredited)   See fewer
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Denise Courtemarche
Jane - Age 1 (uncredited) Jane - Age 1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Crane
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Dulcie Day
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Teddy Driver
Dan Gilbreth (uncredited) Dan Gilbreth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Engle
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Field
Music Teacher (uncredited) Music Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anita Gegna
Assistant Principal (uncredited) Assistant Principal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vincent Graeff
Mailman with Special Delivery Letter (uncredited) Mailman with Special Delivery Letter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eula Guy
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Craig Hill
Tom Black (uncredited) Tom Black (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Hodges
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Jimmy Hunt
William Gilbreth (uncredited) William Gilbreth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Lee
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Caryl Lincoln
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Roddy McCaskill
Jack Gilbreth (uncredited) Jack Gilbreth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom McQuillan
Ticket Taker (uncredited) Ticket Taker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eleanor Moore
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carol Nugent
Lillie Gilbreth (uncredited) Lillie Gilbreth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peggy O'Connor
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Ramona Oliver
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Ollestad
Frank Gilbreth Jr. (uncredited) Frank Gilbreth Jr. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Orth
Higgins (uncredited) Higgins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joyce Otis
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Cynthia Pepper
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeff Richards
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Syd Saylor
Plumber (uncredited) Plumber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harmon Stevens
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Anthony Sydes
Fred Gilbreth (uncredited) Fred Gilbreth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyn Thomas
Girl on Beach (uncredited) Girl on Beach (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tina Thompson
Jane - Age 2 (uncredited) Jane - Age 2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Evelyn Varden
School Principal (uncredited) School Principal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lillian West
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Judy Ann Whaley
Baby Denise (uncredited) Baby Denise (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Wise
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7 / 10 | 4,316 votes