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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)
Jeanne Cagney ...
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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)
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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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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| (Turner library print) | (Ontario)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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[The newsboy is singing When Irish Eyes Are Smiling]
Nick: Are you Irish?
Newsboy: No, I'm Greek.
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Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
(1871) (uncredited)
Music and hymn by Philip P. Bliss
Played by the Salvation Army Band
Sung by James Cagney and James Barton
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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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