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?
The original play, "Life With Father" is the longest-running Broadway non-musical play ever. It played on Broadway for nearly eight years (3224 performances), from 1939 to 1947 and held the record for 25 years until "Fiddler on the Roof" surpassed it. In the play, author Howard Lindsay
played Father, Dorothy Stickney
was Vinnie and Teresa Wright
was Mary. The film version was released in 1947, the year that the Broadway run ended. The original Broadway production is the sixteenth longest running show ever as of February, 2013. See more
In the opening scene, Mr. Day's milk canister swings too freely for it to be filled with milk. See more
Why didn't you kneel in the church today?
I... I just couldn't.
Just because your father doesn't kneel, you must remember he wasn't brought up to kneel in church, but you *were*. Has it anything to do with Mary? I know that she is a Methodist.
Oh, no, mother. Methodists kneel, Mary told me. They don't get up and down so much, but they stay down longer.
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
Spin-off Life with Father
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