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Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)

Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world... See full summary »

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Robert Carter
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Alma Lothian, Robert's Aunt
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Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The 28 Year Old Ida Lupino
18 September 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

As an actress, Ida Lupino doesn't do it for me. It's only because she had something to say as a director in the 50's and 60's that I've decided to observe her acting roles in the 40's. This film has no other entertainment value than for research purposes.


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