Life With Father
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: Color
- Released: January 24, 2012
- Originally Released: 1947
- Label: American Pop Classic
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||William Powell, Irene Dunne & Elizabeth Taylor|
|Performer:||Jimmy Lydon, Emma Dunn, Edmund Gwenn, Martin Milner & Zasu Pitts|
|Directed by||Michael Curtiz|
|Edited by||George Amy|
|Screenplay by||Donald Ogden Stewart|
|Composition by||Max Steiner|
|Produced by||Robert Buckner|
|Director of Photography:||J. Peverell Marley & William V. Skall|
|Executive Production by||Jack L. Warner|
Rating: 3/5 -- Good cast, competent direction can't save this seemingly interminable nostalgia flood.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Curtiz knocks it together without so much as breaking sweat. Full Review
Rating: 4/4 -- Powell is nothing less than magnificent as the mustached philosophizing patriarch, and Dunne casts a warm glow beside him. Full Review
Rating: 5/5 -- Dunn and Powell are adorable, musty charm in this sweet family classic.
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Irene Dunne and William Powell have captured to a considerable extent the charm of the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Full Review
All in all it's innocuous with infrequent laughs. Full Review
One of the best family films ever made which resulted in a N.Y. Film Critics Award for Powell. This delightful comedy based on Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse's Broadway play provides a look at family life in New York City during the 1880's. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Actor--William Powell. This classic also features Irene Dunn, Edmund Gwenn and a young Elizabeth Taylor.
Based on the popular stage play, which was adapted from Clarence Day Jr.'s own childhood reminiscences, about growing up in 1880s Manhattan with his stern, but loving, father, wise mother, and three younger brothers.
- Color by Technicolor.
- Additional cast: Derek Scott (Harlan), Johnny Calkins (Whitney), Frank Elliott (Dr. Somers), Queenie Leonard (Maggie), and Nancy Evans (Delia).
- Adapted from the stage production by Oscar Serlin.
- Additional credits; Clarence Day Jr. (technical adviser) and Ray Foster (special effects).
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