Life with Father
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In acquiring the rights, Warner Bro.s also gave Clarence Day's widow and playwrights Lindsay and Crouse substantial power over the film version. Censorship issues of the day prevented an absolute translation of the script to the screen, but on the whole the script survived the transformation extremely well, and fueled by a host of flawless performances and remarkably fine production values LIFE WITH FATHER became as memorable on screen as it was on stage.
Clarence Day is an eccentric man, absolutely certain that he alone is correct in all decisions, and eternally running afoul of wife Vinnie's scatterbrained logic, his four sons, visiting relatives, and terrified servants. When a conversation reveals that he has never been baptised, Mr. Day laughs the matter off--but Vinnie is determined that he will be baptised whether he likes it or not. Comic battlelines are drawn, and the result is a hilariously amusing portrait of Victorian manners and attitudes about everything from religion to the place of women in the world.
The performances are superlative.Read more ›
This is a perfect gem of a movie that screams for a major restoration! Until that happens, steer clear!
Please remember the difference. A RESTORED movie is one that come from the original negative or good working print and every single frame (16 to each minute so some nearly 2,000 frames for the full movie)and clean up dirt, scratches, rips, etc and attempt to restore it to it original beauty. This process is extremely costly. In fact, in some circumstances restoration can cost as much as the original movie production. It is just not an expense anyone but a major studio could afford.
A REMASTERED movie is when a company can locate a good print and try to clean up that print the best they can. Because it is a print and not a negative it is nearly impossible to do much better then what we see in LIFE WITH FATHER. But it is apparent that they did locate a very nice, clean print. This copy is far superior to any copy previously available to the public.
You can't compare this to the TV prints. Keep in mind that WARNER still holds on to the TV released prints and there they are working with original negatives (the same negatives and prints that WARNER does not wish to release to the general public which is so very upsetting....Read more ›
If this is the best that can be done with this delightful movie, it is a true pity.
Someone, please restore this to glory.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Despite the high resolution make over the print shown recently on TCM was much better.Published 25 days ago by R.Peter Valdez
A departure for William Powell who is more commonly a private eye or romantic hero. But he shows his flexablity playing the straight father role. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Karen Johnson
I loved the characters. If you like old movies this one is sweet. Clean fun, entertainment. Although Father comes across as rough and tactless in his manner, he really is sweet and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by jlhamster