Belles on Their Toes

Synopsis: The "Cheaper by the Dozen" crew is back, sans Clifton Webb. Lillian is struggling to make ends meet without her husband's income, while Anne, Martha, and even Ernestine find romance.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Henry Levin
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
 
IMDB:
6.7
APPROVED
Year:
1952
89 min
20 Views

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[ Commencement ]

- Where's Mother?

- I don't know.

- Hello, Mother. We were

beginning to worry about you.

- Hello, Ann.

- Hello, Mother.

- Hello, Ernestine.

- Hello, Mother.

- Hello, Frank.

- Hello, Mother.

- Hello, Martha.

- Hello, Mother.

- Hello, Bill.

- Hello, Mother.

- Hello, Lillian.

- Hello, Mother.

- Hello, Fred.

- Hello, Mother.

- Hello, Dan.

- Hello, Mother.

- Hello,Jack.

- Where were you, Mother?

- I ran into someone from

the engineering department.

- He insisted that I--

- Shh!

- Oh, hi, Mom.

- Hello, Bob, dear.

- Where's Jane?

- In front. Fifth from the left.

[ Continues ]

The baby.

The baby's being graduated.

- The last one. I can hardly believe it.

- What was that, Mother?

- [ Man ] Ladies and gentlemen...

- Shh.

it gives me great pleasure

to introduce to you...

the class valedictorian,

Miss Susan Whitaker...

who will speak to you on...

''Our Generation and the

Challenge of the Future.''

Professor Dickerson,

members of the faculty...

honored guests

and fellow students...

this is an important day

in our lives.

[ Mother Narrating ]

Yes, it is an important day.

And there were times, Frank,

when I thought this day would never come.

But it had to,

for in my mind...

I had promised you

that thejob would be done.

I remember we hadjust sold

the house in Montclair...

the house that you

had bought for us...

and had moved to one not quite so spacious

and not quite so full of memories.

I was packing to go away

on a lecture trip...

for I was determined that I would

keep on with your work.

I had to.

[ Boys ]

Lazy

I want to be lazy

I long to be out in the sun

With no work to be done

Under that awning

They call us

Ay-yi-yi

Stretching and yawning

And let the world go drifting by

I want to peep

through the deep

Tangled wildwood

Counting sheep till I sleep

Like a child would

With a great big

Valise full of books to read

Where it's peaceful

[ GirlJoins In ]

While I'm killing time

Being lazy

-Janey, you do a good job down there.

- Lazy

I want to be lazy

I long to be out in the sun

With no work to be done

- I pressed your dinner dress, Mother.

- Dinner dress?

Just because you're a lady engineer

doesn't mean you can't dress up.

Thank you, Martha.

Ernestine, dust the banister

on your way down.

While I'm killing time

Being lazy

[ Humming ]

Counting sheep till I sleep

Like a child would

And I'll pack my valise

And I'll say good-bye

to the Gilbreths

While I'm wasting time

- Being lazy

- Tom, you wouldn't leave us.

'Course not. Where could

I get such an easy job?

1 4 rooms to clean,

36 meals to get every day.

If I hadn't quit school

in the second grade...

I could tell you how many meals

that'd make a week.

- 252. Are we having hash again?

- [ Sighs ]

- That ain't hash. That's lamb Rangoon.

- What is lamb Rangoon?

- Been in my family for generations.

- It smells like it.

- [ Doorbell Ringing ]

- I'll get it.

Lazy

I want to be lazy

I--

- Hello, cousin Leora.

- Hello, Martha, and Jean, isn't it?

- Ann here and Ernestine there.

- How stupid of me.

- I always get you turned 'round.

- Well, there's so many of us.

- Yes, isn't it heartbreaking?

- Hmm?

- How are things?

-Just fine.

- I'll tell Mother you're here.

- Thank you, dear.

I'll tell her too.

Honestly, every time she comes here,

she makes me feel like a charity case.

- Shh! She might hear you.

- I hope she does.

Maybe she'll stay away and mind

her own business.

[ Banging ]

- Good afternoon, Tom.

- Good afternoon, Mrs. Simmons.

- Old snoop.

- Did you say something?

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Phoebe Ephron

Phoebe Ephron (née Wolkind; January 26, 1914 – October 13, 1971) was an American playwright and screenwriter, who often worked with Henry Ephron, her husband, whom she wed in 1934. Ephron was born in New York City to Louis and Kate (née Lautkin) Wolkind, a dress manufacturer.Ephron was active as a writer from the early 1940s through the early 1960s. Her four daughters – Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, Hallie Ephron and Amy Ephron – all became writers, like their parents. Ephron was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium , along with writing partners Richard L. Breen and husband Henry Ephron, for their work on Captain Newman, M.D. (1963). She died in 1971, aged 57, in her native New York City. more…

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