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Life with Father (15-Aug-1947)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writer: Donald Ogden Stewart

From a play by: Howard Lindsay; Russel Crouse

Based on a book: Life with Father by Clarence Day (memoir)

Music by: Max Steiner

Producer: Robert Buckner

Keywords: Comedy

Set in 1885, domestic autocrat Clarence Day rules his family of four sons, but it is actually his wife Vinnie that calls the shots. When Clarence reveals he has never been baptized, to the consternation of his wife and minister, Vinnie sees to it that he will undergo the sacrament. And elder son Clarence Jr. strikes up a young romance with Mary Skinner, played by an annoying 15-year-old Elizabeth Taylor. Adaptation of the hit Broadway play which had a run of 3447 performances between 1939 and 1947. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Set Decoration and Best Dramatic Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Clara Blandick
4-Jun-1880 15-Apr-1962 Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz
Monte Blue
11-Jan-1887 18-Feb-1963 Orphans of the Storm
Emma Dunn
26-Feb-1874 14-Dec-1966 The Talk of the Town
Irene Dunne
20-Dec-1898 4-Sep-1990 Penny Serenade
Edmund Gwenn
26-Sep-1875 6-Sep-1959 Miracle on 34th Street
Queenie Leonard
7-Apr-1905 17-Jan-2002 Stage actress, Disney cartoon voice
Jimmy Lydon
30-May-1923   Andy Boone on So This Is Hollywood
Martin Milner
28-Dec-1931   LAPD officer Pete Malloy on Adam-12
Moroni Olsen
27-Jun-1889 22-Nov-1954 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Zazu Pitts
3-Jan-1894 7-Jun-1963 The Wedding March
William Powell
29-Jul-1892 5-Mar-1984 My Man Godfrey
Elisabeth Risdon
26-Apr-1887 20-Dec-1958 The Roaring Twenties
Elizabeth Taylor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra


William Powell   ...   Father
Irene Dunne   ...   Vinnie
Elizabeth Taylor   ...   Mary
Edmund Gwenn   ...   Rev. Dr. Lloyd
Zazu Pitts   ...   Cora
Jimmy Lydon   ...   Clarence
Moroni Olsen   ...   Dr. Humphries
Emma Dunn   ...   Margaret
Elisabeth Risdon   ...   Mrs. Whitehead
Derek Scott   ...   Harlan
Johnny Calkins   ...   Whitney
Martin Milner   ...   John
Heather Wilde   ...   Annie
Monte Blue   ...   The Policeman
Mary Field   ...   Nora
Queenie Leonard   ...   Maggie
Nancy Evans   ...   Delia
Clara Blandick   ...   Miss Wiggins
Frank Elliott   ...   Dr. Somers


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