Life with Father (1947)

Life With Father (1947)

1h 53min. // A headstrong and straitlaced financer from New York City, Clarence Day, tries to make his family function as efficiently as his Wall Street office. He naively believes that he controls every aspect of his family’s affairs, though is his wife Vinnie Day who really rules the roost.


Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Writing Credits: Clarence Day (memoir “Life with Father”), Donald Ogden Stewart (screenplay)

Starring: William Powell (as Clarence Day – Father), Irene Dunne (as Vinnie Day – Mother) and Elizabeth Taylor (as Mary Skinner)


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WON. Golden Globes, USA 1948. Best Original Score. Max Steiner.

NOMINATED. Academy Awards, USA 1948. Best Actor in a Leading Role. William Powell.

NOMINATED. Academy Awards, USA 1948. Best Cinematography, Color. J. Peverell Marley, William V. Skall.

NOMINATED. Academy Awards, USA 1948. Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color. Robert M. Haas, George James Hopkins.

NOMINATED. Academy Awards, USA 1948. Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Max Steiner.


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Irene Dunne, Johnny Calkins, Jimmy Lydon, Martin Milner, and Derek Scott in Life with Father (1947)

William Powell and Irene Dunne in Life with Father


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