Life With Father


Life With Father

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In this faithful film adaptation of the longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history, William Powell stars as Clarence Day, the benevolent despot of his 1880s New York City household. Irene Dunne co-stars as Day's wife, who outwardly has no common sense but who is the real head of the household.


Edmund Gwenn
as Rev. Lloyd
Jimmy Lydon
as Clarence
Emma Dunn
as Margaret
Moroni Olsen
as Dr. Humphries
Elisabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Whitehead
Monte Blue
as Policeman
Elizabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Whitehead
Clara Blandick
as Mrs. Wiggins
Frank Elliott
as Dr. Somers
Clara Reid
as Scrub Woman
Lois Bridge
as Corsetierre
Loie Bridge
as Corsetierre
George Meader
as Salesman
Douglas Kennedy
as Mr. Morley
Russell Arms
as Stock Quotation Operator
Jean Del Val
as Francois
Creighton Hale
as Father of Twins
Jean Andren
as Mother of Twins
Arlene Dahl
as Girl in Delmonico's
Gertrude Valerie
as Churchgoer
David Cavendish
as Churchgoer
Henry Sylvester
as Churchgoer
Hallene Hill
as Churchgoer
Laura Treadwell
as Churchgoer
Michael Mineo
as One of Twin Boys
John Beck
as Perkins the Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Life With Father

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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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