Belles on Their Toes (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

Belles on Their Toes1952

Belles on Their Toes (1952)





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A strong-willed, independent-minded widow and mother of 12 steps into her late husband's shoes and tries to earn enough money to support her family in this surprisingly feminist sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen, set during the early 1900s.


Myrna Loy
as Mrs. Gilbreth
Jeanne Crain
as Ann Gilbreth
Jeffrey Hunter
as Dr. Bob Grayson
Edward Arnold
as Sam Harper
Barbara Bates
as Ernestine
Verna Felton
as Cousin Lenora
Roddy McCaskill
as Bob Gilbreth
Carol Nugent
as Lily Gilbreth
Tina Thompson
as Jane Gilbreth
Teddy Driver
as Jack Gilbreth
Tommy Ivo
as William Gilbreth
Jimmy Hunt
as Fred Gilbreth
Anthony Sydes
as Don Gilbreth
Martin Milner
as Al Lynch
Clay Randolph
as Martin Dykes
June Hedin
as Jane (age 22)
Robert Easton
as Franklyn Dykes
Syd Saylor
as Cab Driver
Clifton Webb
as Frank Gilbreth
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Critic Reviews for Belles on Their Toes

All Critics (2)

It's a folksy, semi-musical domestic comedy, quite pleasant in spots although sometimes straining too obviously to be oh-so-likable.

October 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Doesn't completely hold up a half century after its release, but it is a nostalgic bit of innocent humour.

September 16, 2004 | Rating: 71/100

Audience Reviews for Belles on Their Toes


It's as delightful as it's prequel Cheaper By The Dozen. It makes a great film for the whole family.

Valerie G
Valerie G

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