Life with Father
Life with Father (1947)

The longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history, Life With Father was faithfully filmed by Warner Bros. in 1947. William Powell is a tower of comic strength as Clarence Day, the benevolent despot of his 1880s New York City… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 4, 1998
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Irene Dunne and William Powell have captured to a considerable extent the charm of the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

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Film4

All in all it's innocuous with infrequent laughs.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Curtiz knocks it together without so much as breaking sweat.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good cast, competent direction can't save this seemingly interminable nostalgia flood.

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Powell is nothing less than magnificent as the mustached philosophizing patriarch, and Dunne casts a warm glow beside him.

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Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Dunn and Powell are adorable, musty charm in this sweet family classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Irene Dunn and William Powell radiate likeable charm like a bakery throws out smells good from a block away in this slice-o-life family drama depicting… More
Lanning : )
Wow, Elizabeth Taylor gets top billing for this one -- here at flixster. That's very interesting. <p> Question: Do you ever ride public… More
AJ Verser
An interesting, intelligent, and realistic family drama with a great cast. I really liked it, although it was a bit boring at times.
John Ballantine
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… More
Stella Dallas
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… More