Life with Father (The Film Detective Restored Version)

Here for all!! All the happiness of the play that ran longer, the laughs that were louder than any known before!
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: July 1, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1947
  • Label: The Film Detective

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 11


User Ratings: 1,629
Rating: 3/5 -- Good cast, competent direction can't save this seemingly interminable nostalgia flood.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Jan 23, 2003
Curtiz knocks it together without so much as breaking sweat. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 4/4 -- Powell is nothing less than magnificent as the mustached philosophizing patriarch, and Dunne casts a warm glow beside him. Full Review
TV Guide
Mar 24, 2011
Irene Dunne and William Powell have captured to a considerable extent the charm of the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 5/5 -- Dunn and Powell are adorable, musty charm in this sweet family classic.
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Sep 12, 2002
All in all it's innocuous with infrequent laughs. Full Review
May 24, 2003

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Four Oscar nominations went to this 1947 classic about a stiff Wall Street financier running his family with a bookkeepers precision. Featuring a top tier ensemble that includes William Powell, Irene Dunn, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, and the indomitable Zasu Pitts as Cousin Cora, this whimsical tale was directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandy) and shows you how much humor can be found when a family realizes their uptight patriarch was never baptized!


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  • UPC: 889290125446
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