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"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 ... See full summary »
The song "Sweet Lelani" that Tom Black is strumming with his ukulele on the beach was actually written by Harry Owens for his daughter in 1934, many years after the time that this movie is set. It also won an Academy Award for best song in 1937 when it appeared in the movie, Waikiki Wedding (1937).
All those kids yours?
Frank Gilbreth: Oh, these aren't so many. You ought to see the ones we left behind.
Mailman: How you ever feed 'em?
Frank Gilbreth: Oh, they come cheaper by the dozen.
During the high school dance, the band plays "Lucky Lindy," a 1929 song describing Charles A. Lindbergh's solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. Frank Gilbreth died in 1924 - three year's before Lindbergh's flight and five years before the song became popular.
Opening credits prologue: This is the true story of an American family.
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