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During a break before another grueling performance, precocious musical sensation Geraldine "Gerry" Revier (Jane Withers) meets Michael Grant (John McGuire), an apparent tramp on the run from the law. When Grant explains his plan to travel to California to clear his name, Gerry sees her chance to escape from her exploitative adoptive parents, Ed (Gordon Westcott) and Diane (Gloria Roy). After sneaking off, Grant finds that Gerry has accompanied him -- with her dastardly parents in hot pursuit.

Cast & Crew

Jane Withers
Geraldine Revier
John McGuire
Michael Grant
Sally Blane
Helen Davis
Sidney Toler
Prof. Breckenridge
Gloria Roy
Diane Revier
Emma Dunn
Mrs. Davis
Daniel B. Clark
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Critic Reviews for This Is the Life

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  • A sharp, thoroughly enjoyable exploration of seminal South Los Angeles hip-hop hotspot the Good Life Cafe.

    March 13, 2009 | Full Review…
  • There's a slew of unmissable films at this year's DOXA, and this insanely inspiring effort is easily one of them.

    August 25, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's rare that being schooled so deeply is so pleasurable.

    March 12, 2009 | Full Review…
  • Some serious props are in order for Ava Duvernay for making this overdue tribute to a generation of gifted youngsters from L.A. whose seminal contributions to hip-hop deserve to be acknowledged, albeit belatedly.

    February 28, 2009 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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