Cinema: The New Picture?

Belles on Their Toes (20th Century-Fox), a sequel to 1950's successful Cheaper by the Dozen* is, like most follow-ups, somewhat of a letdown. Present once more are Efficiency Expert Lillian Gilbreth (Myrna Loy) and her twelve lovable but strenuous children. The rambling scenario, in a flashback to the Pierce-Arrow and Charleston days of the '20s, focuses on the girls of the family.

Most of the girls seem to have romantic complications. Daughter Anne (Jeanne Grain) almost misses the marital boat by being assistant mother to her younger brothers and sisters. Ernestine (Barbara Bates) has...

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