Time of Your Life (DVD)

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Description

With screen legend Jimmy heading up the cast, brother William serving as producer, and sister Jeanne appearing as a co-star, this adaptation of the William Saroyan play was a true labour of love for the Cagney clan. Set in a seedy bar on the San Francisco waterfront, the action concerns the comings and goings of the bar's customers, as they swap stories, trade heartbreaks, and philosophise about the meaning of it all. Ward Bond, Broderick Crawford and William Bendix also star.

Product Details

Barcode
5030462050607
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Jul 2002
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Classic
Region
Region 0
Language
English
Studio
Quantum Leap
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
101 min
Age Restriction
U
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Time of Your Life
Tagline
FROM THE GREAT STAGE PLAY!
Release Year
1948
Running Time
100 min
Color
B&W
Categories
Comedies / 1940s / Character Study / Recommended / Theatrical Release / Vintage / Dramas
Language
English
Country
United States of America
Ratings
IMDb
6.3
Rotten Tomatoes®
50% 50%
The Movie DB
61%
Overview
Joe spends a lot of his time at Nick's Pacific Street Saloon. Tom, who credits Joe with once saving his life, stops by regularly to run errands for Joe. Today, Tom notices a woman named Kitty when she comes into Nick's, and he quickly falls in love with her. Meanwhile, a distraught young man repeatedly calls his girlfriend, begging her to marry him. Nick himself muses on all the various persons who come into his bar, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time.
Synopsis
H.C. Potter supplies heart-tugging direction in the film version of William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble piece about the various characters who populate Nick's Saloon, Restaurant and Entertainment Palace, which is actually a waterfront dive.The Saloon is in the toughest section of San Francisco. Enter Joe (James Cagney), a champagne-soaked "philosopher" with a credo that mixes equal parts cherish-the-moment and bottoms-up. Parading around Joe, who showers love on his fellow inhabitants, are a bull-slinging American Indian, a would-be dancer, a prostitute named Kitty (Jeanne Cagney) who dreams of white picket fences and a lawn, and Joe's handyman, Tom (Wayne Morris). These and other colorful people espouse their hopes and fears, right until the barkeeper announces Last Call. The comedy has been heightened in the film but Saroyan's devout love of common folk shines through. Much of the original dialogue from the play remains in the film.
Notes
Theatrical Release : September 3, 1948

William Saroyan refused to accept the Pulitzer, believing that businessmen shouldn't judge art.
Poster
Poster for Time of Your Life
Cast & Crew
Director
H.C. Potter
Star
James Barton / William Bendix / Ward Bond / James Cagney / Jeanne Cagney / Broderick Crawford / Paul Draper / James Lydon / Wayne Morris / Gale Page
Co-Star
Jimmy Lydon
Screenwriter
Nathaniel Curtis / William Saroyan
Composer
Carmen Dragon
Producer
William Cagney
Director of Photography
James Wong Howe / Joseph A. Valentine
Editor
Walter Hannemann / Truman Wood / Truman K. Wood
Story
William Saroyan
Art Director
Wiard Ihnen
Writer
Nathaniel Curtis