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Life with Father (1947)

 -  Comedy  -  13 September 1947 (USA)
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A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousity of a bookkeeper.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Father
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Vinnie
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Rev. Dr. Lloyd
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Cora
Jimmy Lydon ...
Clarence
Emma Dunn ...
Margaret
Moroni Olsen ...
Dr. Humphries
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Whitehead
Derek Scott ...
Harlan
Johnny Calkins ...
Whitney
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John
Heather Wilde ...
Annie
Monte Blue ...
The Policeman
Mary Field ...
Nora
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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 Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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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!

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13 September 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vivir con papá  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Other than the color scenes in Leathernecking (1930), Irene Dunne's only film in color. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Mr. Day's milk canister swings too freely for it to be filled with milk. See more »

Quotes

Father: You're going to every house where you sold a bottle of that concoction and buy it all back.
John Day: But it's a dollar a bottle.
Father: I don't care how much it is. Here, I'll give you the money now. How many bottles did you sell?
John Day: A hundred and twenty-eight.
Father: A hundred and twenty-eight!
Vinnie: Clare, I always told you John would make a good businessman.
Father: Young man, you'll have to come down to my office with me. I'll give you the money to buy back that medicine. $128, and $10 more for Mrs. Sprague's dog, that's $138. ...
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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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Sweet Marie
(1893) (uncredited)
Music by Raymon Moore
Lyrics by Cy Warman
Sung by Irene Dunne and William Powell
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An adorable, nearly perfect, time capsule
27 November 1999 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

William Powell IS Clarence Day, Sr. And Irene Dunne is utterly his match in every way as Vinnie. The days show you life in the Gay '90's in New York as you always wished it to be. And the interplay between cute Jimmie Lydon and young Elizabeth Taylor is priceless. If you want to utterly enjoy yourself for two hours, watch this film.


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