Life With Father DVD

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The longest running non-musical play in Broadway history. Life with Father was brought to joyous comedic life on film in 1947. Based on Clarence Day's writings about his own family, Life with Father stars screen legends William Powell and Irene Dunne as Clarence and Vinnie Day. Clarence is the head strong yet loving patriarch, while Vinnie is his "dizzy" wife, whose real genius is letting her husband believe it is really he who is running the family. Filled with warmth and humor, the film follows the family's adventures in 1880's New York City. Look for a young Elizabeth Taylor in an important supporting role as one of the Day son's romantic interests. Life with Father was one of the top grossing films of the year and received Academy Award nominations in the Cinematography, Musical Scoring and Art Direction Categories. A further nomination went to William Powell, who was cited by New York Film Critics as the year's "Best Actor."
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 118 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Alpha Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Color: Color
Reviews
24 Reviews
2.3

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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NoneLife With Father DVD
 
2.3

(based on 24 reviews)

30%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (10)
  • Engaging characters (9)
  • Original (6)
  • Great cinematography (4)
  • High production value (3)

Cons

  • Disappointing (6)
  • Not what I expected (4)
  • Poor visual effects (4)

Best Uses

  • At home (10)
  • Perfect gift (8)
  • Younger viewers (6)
  • Adult viewers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (16), Casual viewer (3)

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1.0

Picture quality poor..Sound quality TERRIBLE

By Mel

from Picayune, MS

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Disappointing
    • Not What I Expected
    • Unoriginal

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    Disappointed that TCM would sell a DVD of this poor sound quality! One of my very favorite movies and was so aggravating not to be able to understand what the characters were saying!!

     
    2.0

    Shame on TCM

    By Mel

    from Picayune, MS

    About Me Movie Buff

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      Cons

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          Comments about this product:

          Very disappointed that TCM would take customers' money on a movie that has such terrible sound quality. Been waiting a while to have this movie as it is one of my very favorites. Don't waste your money buying because you CANNOT understand what the characters are saying.

           
          1.0

          Life With Father DVD

          By No No NO

          from Columbus, GA

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

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                Comments about this product:

                The quality of the DVD was extremely bad!

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                terrible picture, threw the movie away

                By none

                from Redlands Ca.

                About Me Movie Buff

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Visual Effects

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about this product:

                    terrible picture, i threw the movie away. I can't believe that TCM can sell such lousy movies.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By mooses mom

                    from Berea, Oh

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift
                      • Special Needs

                      Comments about this product:

                      I love this movie. We have movie nights with family & friends. Everyone enjoyed this movie with popcorn & treats.

                       
                      1.0

                      fuzzy sound, need an interpreter

                      By Mz Kitty

                      from Sandpoint, Idaho

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining

                      Cons

                      • Disappointing

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about this product:

                        fun plot but hard to understand. Poor sound quality.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I LOVE IT.

                        By Toupie

                        from Rochester, NH

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • High Production Value
                        • It's Great
                        • Original

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Allthe Above

                        Comments about this product:

                        VERY ENTERTAINING, FUNNY AND WHOLESOME.
                        SO PLEASED YOU RESTORED IT AND MADE A DVD.
                        THANK YOU.

                         
                        1.0

                        bad quality

                        By rver

                        from Idaho

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • The Sound Was Awful

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about this product:

                            We love the movie that is way we ordered it. The sound quality was so bad we could not watch it.

                             
                            1.0

                            LoveTheMovie, HateTheDVD Quality

                            By Jeannie K

                            from Arroyo Grande CA

                            About Me Movie Buff

                            Pros

                            • Classic
                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining

                            Cons

                            • Coloration Is Frightful
                            • Poor Quality Dvd
                            • Sound Is Substandard

                            Best Uses

                            • Trash-can It

                            Comments about this product:

                            We are most definitely home viewers who enjoy all that (most all) TCM offers.
                            This is a GRRR8 movie done wrong.
                            TCM should be EMBARRASSED to be selling such a poor quality item.

                             
                            1.0

                            Very poor quality color & sound.

                            By Jody

                            from Central WA

                            About Me Movie Buff

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about this product:

                                  Our VHS version is also poor quality. I thought TCM would sell better quality videos.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  TCM please remove this from your invento

                                  By adelaide

                                  from washington, d.c.

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  tcm is and should be a beacon to us in the old film lovers community -
                                  it is astonishing that tcm would sell such a poor product - i could not hear a word and i also like some other reviewers decided just to throw it out
                                  TCM PLEASE STOP SELLING THIS VERSION! you are letting your loyal fans down :(

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Life With Father is Disappointing

                                  By Ron

                                  from Melbourne,FL

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Badly Distorted Sound
                                    • Disappointing
                                    • Not What I Expected

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      The film was transferred by people and/or equipment that was not properly used. The sound quality shouldn't be that bad. It was a big let down. I really wanted to enjoy this film. since I couldn't understand what was being said, it was a total waste of my time.

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Love this Movie-Very Poor Sound Quality

                                      By Luv Old Movies

                                      from Knoxville, TN

                                      About Me Casual Viewer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Entertaining

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Perfect Gift

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        I love old movies, especially this one. I was so excited when it arrived in the mail. However, when I played it, I couldn't understand what they were saying. Very poor sound quality! I am unable to return the movie, because I got rid of the return slip before I played the movie. I have never had this problem before! Now I know, don't throw away the return slip until you watch any movie.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        it was great

                                        By michelle

                                        from illinois

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        nothing

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Totally enjoyed it!

                                        By Grandma Sandee

                                        from Racine WI

                                        About Me Movie Buff

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Great Cinematography
                                        • Informative
                                        • Original

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Adult Viewers
                                          • At Home
                                          • In The Car
                                          • Perfect Gift
                                          • Younger Viewers

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          Love watching this movie over and over.

                                          It gives a real sample of views and culture of that Era.

                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          Poor quality disc

                                          By Al

                                          from Vancouver, BC Canada

                                          About Me Movie Buff

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Disc Quality
                                          • Engaging Characters
                                          • Entertaining
                                          • Great Cinematography
                                          • High Production Value
                                          • Original

                                          Cons

                                          • Disc Quality

                                          Best Uses

                                          • At Home
                                          • Perfect Gift
                                          • Younger Viewers

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          This, in my opinion, is a great story from a great book. The disc quality is poor. I do not know why the picture quality was bad, but it is.

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Terrible audio

                                          By Connie

                                          from Streator il

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          Cannot understand the dialogue

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Utterly Delightful

                                          By Joysnthryd

                                          from TX

                                          About Me Casual Viewer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Engaging Characters
                                          • Entertaining
                                          • Great Cinematography
                                          • High Production Value
                                          • Original

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Adult Viewers
                                            • At Home
                                            • In The Car
                                            • Perfect Gift
                                            • Travel
                                            • Younger Viewers

                                            Comments about this product:

                                            My husband and I rate this film in our top 10. It's simply a delightful film about a family "ruled" by a father who likes to be in complete control. However, it is obvious to the viewer that the mother is the real head of the family.

                                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            Poor quality DVD

                                            By Air Man

                                            from Saginaw, MI

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • Poor Video And Audio Qual
                                              • Poor Visual Effects

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about this product:

                                                Video is grainy and audio is very poor. TV version is much better than DVD.

                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                Let Down

                                                By Flattery Ann

                                                from Dayton, Ohio

                                                About Me Movie Buff

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Disappointing
                                                  • Horrible Sound
                                                  • Just Like The Last Review
                                                  • Not What I Expected
                                                  • Pale Fuzzy Picture
                                                  • Poor Visual Effects

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Adult Viewers
                                                  • At Home
                                                  • Perfect Gift
                                                  • Younger Viewers

                                                  Comments about this product:

                                                  I have always wanted to have this movie in my classic collections but when I received it I was totally disappointed. I watched about 30 minutes of it and had to take it out of the DVD player...honestly, I was so disappointed . I am with another person who wrote a review on here, that they couldn't BELIEVE they got such an inferior product from TCM. I didn't bother sending it back as it was a pain to go through the trouble, now I am gunshy about purchasing another one with a different label. One thing I will say though is that I hadn't purchased another film from TCM until recently so they lost me as a customer for over 3 years.

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