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Life With Father DVD

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Description
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
22 Reviews
2.3

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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NoneLife With Father DVD
 
2.3

(based on 22 reviews)

33%

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 (5)
  • Poor visual effects (4)
  • Not what I expected (3)

Best Uses

  • At home (9)
  • Perfect gift (8)
  • Younger viewers (6)
  • Adult viewers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (14), Casual viewer (3)

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1.0

Life With Father DVD

By No No NO

from Columbus, GA

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about this product:

        The quality of the DVD was extremely bad!

        (0 of 1 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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                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about this product:

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

                           
                          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.

                                        (1 of 1 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.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Disappointed

                                          By Robin

                                          from Surprise, AZ

                                          About Me Movie Buff

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Engaging Characters
                                          • Entertaining

                                          Cons

                                          • Disappointing
                                          • Poor Visual Effects

                                          Best Uses

                                          • At Home

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          I love this movie and already had a copy of it, but I hoped TMC would off a better copy of it. The picture and sound are both poor, and disappointing. It's too bad a better copy doesn't seem to be available, as this is a wonderful, funny, and entertaining movie. I love the story line, the characters, and the costumes, the setting.
                                          If a new, restored version with the sound and visuals recovered were to come out, I would buy it again.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Life was Simpler than...

                                          By Coxy

                                          from Brooklyn, New Yor

                                          About Me Movie Buff

                                          Pros

                                          • Endearing Characters
                                          • Endearing Characters All
                                          • Gloriously Hued Color
                                          • Impeccable Acting By All
                                          • Intrepid Direction
                                          • Looks As Fresh Today
                                          • Morality Is A Family Goal
                                          • Quick Paced Sharp Witted
                                          • Warms The Heart

                                          Cons

                                          • No Cons at all

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Adult Viewers
                                          • At Home
                                          • On A Cold Winter's Day
                                          • Perfect Gift
                                          • When Gloom Sneaks Upon U
                                          • Younger Viewers

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          Life with Father is a cinematic gift that can lift one's spirits considerably. It is briliiantly directed and acted. The cinematography is stunning! The editing is pitch-perfect, The set design brings old New York back to life. This is an impeccible film for the whole family to enjoy!

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