Belles on Their Toes


US film about huge family
Year: 1952
Year in film: 1926 ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: 6 boys. 5 girls
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Sequel to “Cheaper by the Dozen”, but showing 11 kids “only” as one girl died. So I think 6 boys, 5 girls. Typical age range and now 2 years older. I don’t remember where they are sleeping. Probably separate rooms for boys and girls and parents. Sorry, I couldn’t find any better pics for now. Looks like the girl’s room.

Interesting movie and plot (autobiographical novel by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr). Also on my sailor suit blog, rating 7. Intersting clothes including bathing costumes.

Originally I thought that this movie is set in the 1940s like the novel but it’s obviously in the 1920s, the first movie in 1924, so must be 1926.

I don’t assume interesting bedroom scenes. But I have to check this again later.

So rating 4 for now only. Though interesting due to the amount of kids. All other entries with more kids are dormitories, orphanges or camp movies. However there are documentaries of huge families. 5 girls are also in Die Trapp-Familie and Sound of Music (see there), but 6 sons are very rare and all in one room.


The Sound of Music (1965)


US Trapp Family, musical, Julie Andrews, 5 Oscars
Year: 1965
Year in film: 1936
Country: USA *
Who in bedroom: 2 boys, 5 girls
Kind of beds: 1 bed *
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, DVD
Rating: 4 /10
Rating: ****
Comment: Julie Andrews and 4 or 5 girls in one bed, Kurt (Duane Chase 2nd from left) and Friedrich (Nicholas Hammond) also entered the room as they were afraid.

Same plot and problem like “Die Trapp-Famile” (rating 2, rating 10 for sailor suits). I don’t know the other bedrooms, probably Kurt and Friedrich sharing one room.

I like this movie (sailor suit and Lederhosen blog rating 8) and some songs. More infos there.

For this bedroom scene, rating 4. US production but filmed in Austria.

Die Trapp-Familie


German musical Heimatfilm starring Michael Ande
Year: 1956
Year in film: 1937
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: 2 boys, 5 girls
Kind of beds: 1 bed *
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, DVD
Rating: 2 /10
Rating: **
Comment: Ruth Leuwerik and 5 girls in one bed, Michael Ande (on left) and Knut Mahlke also came to this room and sitting in front of the bed as they were afraid. I only noticed this short bedroom scene, so I don’t know how the boys bedroom looks like. Though interesting scene with many girls in one bed. I think this is the room of Ruth Leuwerik. So I also don’t know the girls’ room.

There is also a sequel “Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika” two years later with 13 and 15 yo boys which I own also, but haven’t checked yet. See also entry The Sound of Music” with same plot.

Also on my sailor suit and Lederhosen blog, rating 10.

For this bedroom rating 2 only.