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 nominationsin 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."