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Life With Father (1947)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1947

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118 mins – view video trailer

DirectorMichael Curtiz
StarringWilliam PowellIrene DunneElizabeth Taylor

Genres: Comedy

IMDB 7.3 / Amazon 3.5 / Tomatometer 91%

Oscars: nominated for 4, won 0

A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousity of a bookkeeper. IMDB 7.3 rating from over 2,886 users

The longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history, “Life With Father” was brought to joyous comedic life on film in 1947. Amazon 3.5 stars from over 277 users

William Powell is a tower of comic strength as Clarence Day, the benevolent despot of his 1880s New York City household. Irene Dunne co-stars as Day’s wife Vinnie, who outwardly has no more common sense than a butterfly but who is the real head of the household. The anecdotal story, encompassing such details as the eldest Day son’s (James Lydon) romance with pretty out-of-towner Mary (Elizabeth Taylor), is tied together by Vinnie’s tireless efforts to get her headstrong husband baptized, else he’ll never be able to enter the Kingdom of God. Rotten Tomatoes 91% tomatometer and 80% audience

MRQE: over 11 reviews


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