The Seven Little Foys is a Technicolor in VistaVision 1955 comedy film directed by Melville Shavelson starring Bob Hope as Eddie Foy, the famous vaudeville entertainer…..with one highlight of the film being an energetic tabletop dance showdown sequence with Bob Hope as Eddie Foy and James Cagney….who reprises his role as George M. Cohan….as seen in this video herewith.
The story of Eddie Foy Sr. and the Seven Little Foys inspired a TV version in 1964….and a stage musical version, which premiered in 2007. Vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy (Bob Hope)….who has vowed to forever keep his act a solo…..but falls in love with and marries Italian ballerina Madeleine (Milly Vitale). While they continue to tour the circuit….they begin a family and before long have seven children….when after the tragedy of the Iroquois Theater Fire threatens to stall Eddie’s career….he comes to realize that his children are worth their weight in gold. The second eldest Foy, Charley, narrates the film.as James Cagney reprises his role as George M. Cohan from the film Yankee Doodle Dandy for the energetic tabletop dance showdown sequence with Bob Hope.