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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:
... Joseph T. (who observes people)
... Nick (Saloon Owner Who Loves Horses)
... Tom (Joe's stooge and friend)
... Kitty Duval (stage name of Katerina Koronovsky)
... Krupp (a bewildered policeman)
... McCarthy (a blatherskite)
... Kit Carson (a cowboy also called Murphy)
... Harry (the natural-born tap dancing comedian)
... Mary L. (a woman of quality)
... Dudley Raoul Bostwick (a young man in love) (as James Lydon)
... Willie (the pinball machine maniac)
... Arab Philosopher
... Wesley (the pianist)
John 'Skins' Miller ... A Tippler
... 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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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

3 September 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De bar der begoocheling  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the Broadway season of 1939-1940, the role of Harry was played by then-unknown Gene Kelly. 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

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Armchair Theatre: Time of Your Life (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
(1912) (uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
Sung a cappella by Lanny Rees
Reprised a cappella by William Bendix, James Cagney and John 'Skins' Miller
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A nice collection of eccentrics
2 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

The plot of this film progresses very slowly especially by modern standards but the linear storyline is not really the reason to watch it. The cast brings to life a nice collection of unique personalities whose interactions are a joy to behold. Cagney is cast against type (he's not in trademark tough guy mode; he even hates to stand!). Fans of his are in for a treat and like I said the entire cast distinguishes itself. All in all a very worthwhile viewing, 8/10.


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