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.