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Life With Father (1947) [Comedy]

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“Life with Father” tells the true story of Clarence Day, a stockbroker who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife and his children ignoring him, until they start making demands for him to change his own life. In keeping with the autobiography, all the children in the family (all boys) are redheads. It stars William Powell and Irene Dunne as Clarence and his wife, supported by Elizabeth Taylor as a beautiful teenage girl with whom Clarence’s oldest son becomes infatuated, along with Edmund Gwenn, ZaSu Pitts, Jimmy Lydon and Martin Milner.

Directed by Michael Curtiz, produced by Robert Buckner, written by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse and Donald Ogden Stewart, starring William Powell as Clarence Day, Sr., Irene Dunne as Vinnie Day, Elizabeth Taylor as Mary Skinner, Edmund Gwenn as Rev. Dr. Lloyd, ZaSu Pitts as Cousin Cora Cartwright, Jimmy Lydon as Clarence Day, Jr., Emma Dunn as Margaret (the cook), , Moroni Olsen as Dr. Humphries, Elisabeth Risdon as Mrs. Whitehead (introduces Morley), Derek Scott as Harlan Day, Johnny Calkins as Whitney Day, Martin Milner as John Day, Heather Wilde as Annie (1st maid), Monte Blue as The Policeman, Mary Field as Nora (2nd maid) and Clara Blandick as Miss Wiggins (the Maid Service Employment Agent).

Source: “Life with Father (film)” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 29 July 2016. Web. 28 November 2016.

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  1. wonderfully funny. I enjoyed this version better than some others. I actually tried to follow the logic of Vinnie, and got caught-up with the games played by both parents. Too funny. And got to see what Wall Street looked like, way back then.

  2. "Oh, Gad!", "When I talk about my relatives I criticize them ". "why must this swarm of locusts descend upon us without any warning!" (favorite expressions & quotes)
    One of my favorite timeless classic movies.


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