Life With Father

One of the many 40s prototypes for family TV sitcom, this film adaptation by Donald Ogden Stewart of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse’s playbased in turn on Clarence Day’s autobiographical account of growing up in New York at the turn of the centuryfeatures William Powell as the lovable tyrant-father and Irene Dunne as his wife. Costars include Edmund Gwenn, Zasu Pitts, and Elizabeth Taylor; Michael Curtiz directed (1947). (JR)

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