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Life Begins at 8:30
     

Life Begins at 8:30

Director: Irving Pichel

Cast: Monty Woolley, Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde

 
In this drama, a has-been stage thespian finds that his alcoholism is ruining his life. When his daughter, a cripple, attempts to show her concern, he rebuffs her with his cruel, razor sharp witticism. His drinking and cynicism continue to increase, but, through it all, his daughter stands steadfastly beside him until her heart is stolen away by a handsome composer.

Overview

In this drama, a has-been stage thespian finds that his alcoholism is ruining his life. When his daughter, a cripple, attempts to show her concern, he rebuffs her with his cruel, razor sharp witticism. His drinking and cynicism continue to increase, but, through it all, his daughter stands steadfastly beside him until her heart is stolen away by a handsome composer. He begins helping her to convince the theatrical community that her father is still a talented actor. Meanwhile, the father, thinking the composer will take his daughter away, remains suspicious of the young man's motives. Finally, after working in a series of odd jobs, the old man lands the lead in King Lear where he is a smash. He then renews a relationship with a wealthy old girlfriend. Meanwhile, the young couple also begin their relationship in earnest.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2012
UPC:
0024543810582
Original Release:
1942
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
56,222

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Monty Woolley Madden Thomas
Ida Lupino Kathi Thomas
Cornel Wilde Robert
Sara Allgood Mrs. Lothian
Melville Cooper Barty
J. Edward Bromberg Gordon
William Demarest Officer
Hal K. Dawson Producer
William Halligan Sgt. McNamara
Milton Parsons Announcer
Inez Palange Mrs. Spano
Charles La Torre Mr. Spano
James Flavin Policeman
Fay Helm Ruthie
Wheaton Chambers Floorwalker
Bud Geary Cab Driver
Colin Campbell Dresser
Netta Packer Maid
Lee Phelps Bartender
Alec Craig Santa Claus
George Holmes Jerry
Cyril Ring Box Office Man

Technical Credits
Irving Pichel Director
Fred Allen Editor
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Richard Day Art Director
Nunnally Johnson Producer,Screenwriter
Boris Leven Art Director
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Al Orenbach Set Decoration/Design

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