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The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1955 (UK)
After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Director:

Melville Shavelson

Writers:

Melville Shavelson (written for the screen by), Jack Rose (written for the screen by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Eddie Foy
Milly Vitale ... Madeleine Morando Foy
George Tobias ... Barney Green
Angela Clarke ... Clara Morando
Herbert Heyes ... Judge
Richard Shannon Richard Shannon ... Stage Manager
Billy Gray ... Bryan Lincoln Foy, as a Teen
Lee Erickson Lee Erickson ... Charley Foy
Paul De Rolf Paul De Rolf ... Richard Foy
Lydia Reed ... Mary Foy
Linda Bennett Linda Bennett ... Madeleine Foy
Jimmy Baird Jimmy Baird ... Eddie Foy Jr.
Tommy Duran Tommy Duran ... Irving Foy
James Cagney ... George M. Cohan
Charley Foy ... Narration by (voice)
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Storyline

Vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, who has vowed to forever keep his act a solo, falls in love with and marries Italian ballerina Madeleine. While they continue to tour the circuit, they begin a family and before long have seven little Foys to clutter the wings. After tragedy threatens to stall Eddie's career, he comes to realize that his little terrors are worth their weight in gold. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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The story of a husband who didn't have time to come home! Daddy couldn't get home, so the kids all trouped down to Broadway and got into the act. The incredible, incomparable story of America's most fabulous family!


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mis siete hijos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hope Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Cagney won an Oscar for playing Broadway producer George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). He agreed to play Cohan again in this film on condition that he would not be paid for the role. He did the role as a tribute to Eddie Foy, who had generously provided occasional meals for struggling young actors, including Cagney, in 1920s New York. See more »

Quotes

Madeleine Morando Foy: I love him when he gets angry. And he gets angry all the time. How many women can love their husband all the time?
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Connections

Featured in Legends of the West (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm the Greatest Father Of Them All
(uncredited)
Written by William Jerome, Eddie Foy and Joseph J. Lilley
Sung and Danced by Bob Hope and The Seven Little Foys
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The Seven Little Foys
7 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Hope is lovely as vaudevillian Eddie Foy, but the highlight of the film is the wonderful dance scene with Hope's Foy and James Cagney's George M. Cohan. The film was nominated for Best Screenplay of 1956.


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