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The Time of Your Life (1948)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 September 1948 (USA)
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A wide variety of persons come into Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joseph T. (who observes people)
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Nick (saloon owner who loves horses)
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Tom (Joe's stooge and friend)
Jeanne Cagney ...
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Krupp (a bewildered policeman)
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McCarthy (a blatherskite)
James Barton ...
Paul Draper ...
Harry (the natural-born tap dancing comedian)
Gale Page ...
Mary L. (a woman of quality)
Jimmy Lydon ...
Dudley Raoul Bostwick (a young man in love) (as James Lydon)
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Willie (the pinball machine maniac)
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Arab Philosopher
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Wesley (the pianist)
John 'Skins' Miller ...
Tom Powers ...
Freddy Blick (a stool pigeon and frame-up artist)
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Storyline

Joe spends a lot of his time at Nick's Pacific Street Saloon. Tom, who credits Joe with once saving his life, stops by regularly to run errands for Joe. Today, Tom notices a woman named Kitty when she comes into Nick's, and he quickly falls in love with her. Meanwhile, a distraught young man repeatedly calls his girlfriend, begging her to marry him. Nick himself muses on all the various persons who come into his bar, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time. Written by Snow Leopard

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FROM THE GREAT STAGE PLAY! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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3 September 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El tiempo de tu vida  »

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| (Turner library print) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "The Time of Your Life " by William Saroyan opened on October 25, 1939 at the Booth Theater, ran for 185 performances, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1940 and closed on April 6, 1940. See more »

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[The newsboy is singing When Irish Eyes Are Smiling]
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Everyone should see this movie
22 June 2004 | by (Ocala, FL) – See all my reviews

Thanks to Turner Classic Movies I was able to see this movie again. Saroyan has in this essentially one scene play (movie) a series of fascinating characters. Each one an individual , mostly male, characters that are the salt of the earth. Some strong some weak and impressionable. Some with a lifetime of adventure, some in the middle and others that are at the beginning steps of their life. There's story and a theme in this movie somewhere. The viewer must find it for themselves. Wistful dreams search for romance and a craving for adventure are the themes that I've observed. Find a theme and a purpose for this wonderful film. Just watch it.

Cagney is at his best in this movie. Very different from his usual tough guy or song and dance man. All of the characters center around him and directs and guides some of their lives. A true wise and and venerable philosopher.


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