CHANNEL 4 4SEVEN E4 MORE4 FILM4 4MUSIC 4oD

Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • TBC
  • Comedy
  • 1947
  • 118 mins

Life with Father

Life with Father

About

A sex comedy very much of its time. The story is set at the end of the 19th century and has Powell as a stern dictatorial father to four sons and authoritarian husband to Dunne. He believes men are in control and receives slavish devotion from Dunne, but in truth, of course, it's really women who get things done. The main narrative concerns the need to get Powell baptized, but there are also sub-plots about the eldest son wearing his father's suit and a visit from an interfering teenage cousin (Taylor).

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: ZaSu Pitts, William Powell, James Lydon, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn
  • Director: Michael Curtiz
  • Writer: Donald Ogden Stewart
  • Producer: Robert Buckner
  • Photographer: William V Skall, Peverell Marley

In a nutshell

All in all it's innocuous with infrequent laughs.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 The Overnighters

    The Overnighters

    Documentary filmmaker Jesse Moss follows Jay Reinke, a North Dakota pastor who braves the anger of his community by accommodating homeless, unemployed men in his church

  • Film4 The Babadook

    The Babadook

    Widowed mum Amelia (Essie Davis) finds caring for her wayward child Samuel (Noah Wiseman) a tall order. But shes more or less coping until a scary picture book about the mysterious Babadook starts to haunt this single parent family

  • Film4 Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts Of The Southern Wild on Film4

    Quvenzhané Wallis stars in an Oscar-nominated role as the six year-old Hushpuppy in Benh Zeitlin's magical realist drama on Film4

  • Film4 Killer Joe

    Killer Joe on Film4

    Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple star in William Friedkin's noir thriller on Film4

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Joe Cunningham's 11 recommendations for LFF 14

    Unfortunately I haven¿t been jet setting around the world this year to the various exciting international film festivals, but that¿s what makes the London Film Festival¿s compilation approach to progr

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Michael Leader's 11 recommendations for LFF 2014

    One of the best things about the London Film Festival¿s smorgasbord approach to programming is that, amongst the world premieres and gala screenings, there¿s an eclectic collection of exciting films o

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share