Life With Father

1947, Comedy, 1h 58m

13 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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In late 19th-century New York City, stockbroker Clarence Day (William Powell) strives to maintain order in his bustling household. Despite his attempts to be the chief authority over his four sons, his wife, Vinnie (Irene Dunne), is the one who truly keeps order in their home, much to Clarence's chagrin. To gain more respect, Clarence reluctantly considers making changes that will benefit everyone, including his own baptism. This slice-of-life comedy was based on a popular Broadway play.

Cast & Crew

William Powell
Clarence Day, Sr.
Irene Dunne
Vinnie Day
Edmund Gwenn
Rev. Dr. Lloyd
ZaSu Pitts
Cora Cartwright
Jimmy Lydon
Clarence Day, Jr.
Jack L. Warner
Executive Producer
Max Steiner
Original Music
J. Peverell Marley
Cinematographer
William V. Skall
Cinematographer
George Amy
Film Editor
Robert M. Haas
Art Director
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Critic Reviews for Life With Father

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for Life With Father

  • Apr 10, 2016
    'Life with Father' may be worth watching for a little historical perspective of the late 19th century. I am glad that wasn't my period in life though.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2013
    It's a silly little family story but one that is not without charm. It probably didn't take much effort to produce this ditty but there are worse things to do on a Sunday afternoon.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    An interesting, intelligent, and realistic family drama with a great cast. I really liked it, although it was a bit boring at times.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2010
    i'd forgotten all about this charming film based on a long running broadway play. william powell is hilarious as the always exasperated father of a red-headed brood in late 19th century new york. the wonderful irene dunne keeps the family on course. 15 yr old elizabeth taylor has a small part. delightful :)
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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