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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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Paul Draper ...
Harry (the natural-born tap dancing comedian)
Gale Page ...
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 ...
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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A dramatically different Cagney in a daringly different picture! 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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Budget:

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

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

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When Nick goes to the betting parlor to see the broadcast of the horse race, the man at the door opens it before his hand gets to the knob on the lock. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Living is an art, it's not bookkeeping. It takes an awful lot of rehearsal for a man to get to be himself.
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Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
(1905) (uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling
Played on a juke box twice and sung by an unidentified chorus
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Cagney is always worthwhile.
13 June 2001 | by (North Providence, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

I have now seen every movie James Cagney has made. For some reason, until recently this film hasn't been on television for years. While Maltin found this film disappointing, I really enjoyed it. It is a cozy sort of movie with about 98% of the film taking place in a barroom. Cagney is terrific as the man who sits at the table observing life as it passes him by. Everyone who comes in talks to him. Cagney's real life sister Jeanne, gives a fine performance as the daydreaming girl from Chicago. William Bendix has to be one of the greatest character actors of all time. His performance as Nick, the owner of the bar, glues the film together. This movie was well worth the wait.


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