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July 28, 2020

"The Time of Your Life" (1948)

From Open Culture: "Adapted from the 1939 William Saroyan play of the same title (the play won the Pulitzer Prize), the film stars James Cagney and William Bendix." 

From archive.org: "In this adaptation of William Saroyan's award-winning play, James Cagney plays a gentle barfly named Joe who settles in Nick's (William Bendix) Bar with various colorful characters like an imaginative old cowboy or a tap dancing comic who can't get laughs. His sister Jeanne plays Kitty Duval, a woman who claims to once have been in burlesque. She and her brother have some of the most touching scenes in the movie. The pace takes a while to get used to, but if you're in the mood for something optimistically offbeat, 'The Time of Your Life' should be up your alley."

July 28, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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Cagney is one of my favorite actors. His penultimate film is a great comedy -- One, Two, Three.

Posted by: antares | Jul 28, 2020 6:51:29 PM

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