Life with father (1947) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Jack L. Warner and Robert Buckner.
Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||William Powell||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Robert M. Haas; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Peverell Marley, William V. Skall||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Max Steiner||Nominated|
Life with Father (1947)By Beatrice on Feb 27, 2015 From Flickers in Time
Life with Father Directed by Michael Curtiz Written by Donald Ogden Stewart from the play Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse based on a memoir by Clarence Day 1947/USA Warner Bros. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Father: Madam, *I* am the character of my home. Dated sexual politics aside, this is an ... Read full article
Life With Father (1947)on Feb 27, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film
Maybe I wasn’t in the right mindset to watch Life With Father; I watched it right after To Kill a Mockingbird, so I had the bar set pretty high.? Or maybe it’s because I love Meet Me in St. Louis, which also deals with a turn-of-the-century family.? Regardless, I found Life With Father t... Read full article
Life with FatherBy RBuccicone on Oct 14, 2010 From MacGuffin Movies
Life with Father (1947) ???? I never thought I would see the day when I could dislike William Powell. The star of such great comedies as My Man Godfrey and the Thin Man movies could never be an outright asshole, or so I thought. In Life with Father Powell’s persona as the head of family is rev... Read full article
Classic Film of the Week: "Life With Father"By Stephen Reginald on May 27, 2010 From Classic Movie Man
Classic Film of the Week: "Life With Father" Hot Property During the late 1940s, one of the most sought-after properties was the film rights to Life With Father, the longest-running non-musical play on Broadway. The play written by Howard Lindsey and Russel Crouse, based on stories by Clarence... Read full article
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Vinnie: I do wish the New Haven would stop having wrecks. If they knew how much it upsets your father.
Mary: That's funny. The words are the same, but it's the wrong tune.
Clarence Day: Oh, it can't be the wrong tune. We sing it exactly that way in church.
Mary: We don't sing it that way in the Methodist Church. You see, we're Methodist.
Clarence Day: Oh, that's too bad. Oh, I don't mean it's too bad that you're a Methodist. Anybody's got a right to be anything they want, but what I mean is, we're... *Episcopalians*.
Vinnie: Is that suit of your father's too tight for you?
Clarence Day: No, it's not too tight.
Vinnie: Well, what is it?
Clarence Day: Mother, very peculiar things have happened since I started to wear this suit. I can't seem to make these clothes do anything Father wouldn't do.
Vinnie: Oh, that's nonsense. And not to kneel in church is a sacrilege.
Clarence Day: Making Father's trousers kneel seemed like more of a sacrilege.
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The play's writers, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and Clarence Day's widow were on the set and were given veto power on all aspects of the film. According to author David Chierichetti, Mrs. Day approved Irene Dunne's characterization and even lent some jewelry that belonged to the real Vinnie.
The premiere was on 14 August 1947 in Skowhegan, Maine, where the play had its initial performance eight years before. The stage play ran 3,224 performances, holding the record for the longest non-musical run on Broadway. The play was based on Clarence Day's book.
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