WriterErnestine Gilbreth Carey, Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr., Henry Ephron, Phoebe Ephron Release dateMay 2, 1952 (1952-05-02) (U.S.) Film seriesCheaper by the Dozen - The Original Film Series CastJeanne Crain (Ann Gilbreth), Myrna Loy (Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth), Debra Paget (Martha Gilbreth), Jeffrey Hunter (Dr. Bob Grayson), Edward Arnold (Sam Harper), Hoagy Carmichael (Thomas George Bracken) Similar moviesBelles on Their Toes and Cheaper by the Dozen are part of the same movie series
Jeanne crain jeffrey hunter in belles on their toes
Belles on Their Toes is a Technicolor film based on the autobiographical book Belles on Their Toes (1950) by siblings Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. The film, which debuted in New York City on May 2, 1952, was directed by Henry Levin, and Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron wrote the screenplay. It is a sequel to the film Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), based on Gilbreth and Carey's eponymous 1948 book.
Belles on Their Toes recounts the story of the Gilbreth family after the death of efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth, Sr., husband of Dr. Lillian Gilbreth and father to twelve children.
Jeanne Crain as Anne Gilbreth
Myrna Loy as Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth
Debra Paget as Martha Gilbreth
Jeffrey Hunter as Dr. Bob Grayson
Edward Arnold as Sam Harper
Hoagy Carmichael as Thomas George Bracken
Barbara Bates as Ernestine Gilbreth
Robert Arthur as Frank Gilbreth
Martin Milner as Al Lynch
Verna Felton as Cousin Leora
Carol Nugent as Lily Gilbreth
Tina Thompson as Jane Gilbreth (as a child)
Teddy Driver as Jack Gilbreth
Tommy Ivo as William Gilbreth
Jimmy Hunt as Fred Gilbreth
Anthony Sydes as Dan Gilbreth
This film is more true to the story than is the first film, Cheaper by the Dozen (1950). Only the 11 living children are featured, and Jane is accurately portrayed as the youngest after Robert. However, the real surname of Anne's future husband was Robert Barney, which is changed to Grayson in the film.