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
There were several tunes used in the film that were written after the period the film is set in (1883) - "Sweet Marie" (1893), "Love's Old Sweet Song (Just a Song at Twilight)" (1884), "The Treasure Waltz from 'The Gypsy Baron'";(1885), "Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow" (1892). See more
That's funny. The words are the same, but it's the wrong tune.
Oh, it can't be the wrong tune. We sing it exactly that way in church.
We don't sing it that way in the Methodist Church. You see, we're Methodist.
Oh, that's too bad. Oh, I don't mean it's too bad that you're a Methodist. Anybody's got a right to be anything they want, but what I mean is, we're... *Episcopalians*.
Although 'William Powell' is listed first and Irene Dunne
is listed second in the viewed print on AMC, half of the actual prints listed Dunne first and Powell second. Not only did each version alternate daily in theaters, but so did the advertisements of the movie in newspapers. See more
Music by Henry Tucker
Lyrics by George Cooper See more