In late nineteenth century New York a Wall Street broker likes to think his house runs his way, but finds himself constantly bemused at how much of what happens is down to his wife. His children are also stretching their wings, discovering girls and making money out of patent medicine selling. When it comes to light he has never been baptized and everyone starts insisting he must do so, it all starts to get a bit too much. Written by
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Here for all!! All the happiness of the play that ran longer, the laughs that were louder than any known before!
Did You Know?
Apparently, either because the original copyright expired and was not renewed, or because the film was never copyrighted in the first place (it's not listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries), Life with Father's status as a public domain feature resulted in its finding its way into countless VHS and DVD inventories whose dealers do not usually handle copyrighted material, and who rarely have access to original negatives and prints, and these seriously inferior copies have now saturated the market. See more
In the first five minutes of the film an elaborate clock is seen chiming. The clock has an arm that moves with each ring of the chime. The arm stops moving, but the chiming continues for several more tolls. See more
I don't go to church to be preached at as though I were some lost sheep.
Clare, you don't seem to understand what the Church is for.
Vinnie, if there's one place the Church should leave alone, it's a man's soul!
The opening credits are superimposed on scenes of old New York, viewed as if through an old-fashioned stereopticon. See more
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"Ye Servants of God"
(hymn tune "Hanover") (1708) (uncredited)
Music attributed to William Croft
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Played on violin by Clarence Jr. and piano by Mary Skinner See more