The Seven Little Foys

  • 1955
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Musical

Funny and heartwarming, though a little on the cute side, this engaging musical biography of vaudevillian Eddie Foy, Sr. features a socko cameo by multitalented James Cagney, reprising his Oscar-winning role as George M. Cohan. Bob Hope plays Foy, who declares that he'll always do a "single," both onstage and in life, but who, in short order, is married...read more

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Funny and heartwarming, though a little on the cute side, this engaging musical biography of vaudevillian Eddie Foy, Sr. features a socko cameo by multitalented James Cagney, reprising his Oscar-winning role as George M. Cohan. Bob Hope plays Foy, who declares that he'll always do a

"single," both onstage and in life, but who, in short order, is married and has seven kids. When his wife (Milly Vitale) dies, Foy has problems adjusting to single parenthood, but before long the kids are not only in the act, but stealing the show. With Eddie, Jr., Foy's real-life son, doing the

narrating, we are taken through the various episodes of the family's life. The highlight of the film comes at a Friars Club dinner for Foy, when he and his great pal Cohan get on stage, throw some fast and furious jokes back and forth, and wind up in a splendid dance routine. Cagney reportedly did

the role for no pay, even though he and Hope rehearsed their dancing for 10 days. A must see for Hope and Cagney fans.

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  • Review: Funny and heartwarming, though a little on the cute side, this engaging musical biography of vaudevillian Eddie Foy, Sr. features a socko cameo by multitalented James Cagney, reprising his Oscar-winning role as George M. Cohan. Bob Hope plays Foy, who decl… (more)

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