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The Time of Your Life (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 3 September 1948 (USA)
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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(Pulitzer Prize play), (adapted for the screen)
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Cast

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)
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Krupp (a bewildered policeman)
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McCarthy (a blatherskite)
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Harry (the natural-born tap dancing comedian)
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Mary L. (a woman of quality)
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Dudley Raoul Bostwick (a young man in love) (as James Lydon)
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Willie (the pinball machine maniac)
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Arab Philosopher
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Wesley (the pianist)
John 'Skins' Miller ...
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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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A dramatically different Cagney in a daringly different picture! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

3 September 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El tiempo de tu vida  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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| (Turner library print) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

William Bendix, who plays Nick, originated the part of Krupp on the stage. See more »

Goofs

There is about a second that elapses between the time the old cowboy fires his gun and the bullet breaks the light. See more »

Quotes

[The newsboy is singing When Irish Eyes Are Smiling]
Nick: Are you Irish?
Newsboy: No, I'm Greek.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on the pages of a book, through which someone is flipping. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cheers: Money Dearest (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

What Is This Thing Called Love?
(1929) (uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Played on piano by Reginald Beane
Sung by Jeanne Cagney
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James Cagney is delightful in William Saroyan's The Time of Your Life
3 April 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this adaptation of William Saroyan's award-winning play The Time of Your Life, James Cagney plays a gentle barfly named Joe who settles in Nick's (William Bendix) Bar with various colorful characters like an imaginative old cowboy or a tap dancing comic who can't get laughs. His sister Jeanne plays Kitty Duval, a woman who claims to once have been in burlesque. She and her brother have some of the most touching scenes in the movie. The pace takes a while to get used to but if you're in the mood for something optimistically offbeat, The Time of Your Life should be up your alley! By the way, future "Gilligan's Island" cast member Natalie Schafer plays a society woman who "slums" by going to Nick's Bar with her husband. Pretty amusing cameo.


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