Music director Max Steiner
Country United States
Director Michael Curtiz
Initial DVD release August 4, 1998
|Release date August 14, 1947 (1947-08-14) (U.S.)|
Based on Life with Father 1935 novel by Clarence Day 1939 play by Howard Lindsay Russel Crouse
Writer Clarence Day (memoir "Life with Father"), Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play), Howard Lindsay (from the original play by), Russel Crouse (from the original play by)
Cast William Powell (Clarence Day, Sr.), Irene Dunne (Vinnie Day), Elizabeth Taylor (Mary Skinner), Edmund Gwenn (Rev. Dr. Lloyd), ZaSu Pitts (Cousin Cora Cartwright), Jimmy Lydon (Clarence Day, Jr.)
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Tagline Here for all!! All the happiness of the play that ran longer, the laughs that were louder than any known before!
Life with father 1947 comedy
Life with Father is a 1947 Technicolor American comedy film. It 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. The story draws largely on the insistence by his wife that Clarence be baptized and Clarence's stubborn, sometimes ill-tempered nature. 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. The film and its audio entered the public domain in 1975.
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Stockbroker Clarence Day (William Powell), is a benevolent despot of his 1880s New York City household, striving to make it function as efficiently as his Wall Street office but usually failing. His wife Vinnie (Irene Dunne) is the real head of the household. The anecdotal story encompasses such details as Clarence's attempts to find a new maid; a romance between his oldest son Clarence Jr. (Jimmy Lydon) and pretty out-of-towner Mary Skinner (Elizabeth Taylor); a plan by Clarence Jr. and his younger brother John (Martin Milner) to make easy money selling patent medicines; Clarence's general contempt for the era's political corruption and the trappings of organized religion; and Vinnie's push to get him baptized so he can enter the kingdom of God.
Due to the Motion Picture Production Code standards of the day, the play's last line (in response to a policeman asking Mr. Day where he is going), "I'm going to be baptized, dammit!" had to be rewritten for the film.
The movie was adapted by Donald Ogden Stewart from the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, which was based on the book by Clarence Day, Jr. It was directed by Michael Curtiz.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (William Powell), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Robert M. Haas, George Hopkins), Best Cinematography, Color and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.
As Warner Bros. never owned complete rights to this film (the studio did and still does own the theatrical distribution and music rights), other companies have been able to release home video versions of Life with Father under different licenses; with some varying by quality.
The film earned $5.9 million in rentals in North America.
Through a clerical error, the film was not renewed for copyright and has fallen into the public domain. There is a digitally remastered version in the Archive Movie Collection through Digicom.tv with a copyright date of 2009.
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ReferencesLife with Father (film) Wikipedia
Life with Father (film) IMDb Life with Father (film) themoviedb.org