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Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)

85 min | Drama

Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert....See moreKathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26} See less
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Dec 25, 1942 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Monty Woolley
Madden Thomas Madden Thomas   See fewer
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Ida Lupino
Kathy Thomas Kathy Thomas   See fewer
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Cornel Wilde
Robert Carter Robert Carter   See fewer
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Sara Allgood
Alma Lothian, Robert's Aunt Alma Lothian, Robert's Aunt   See fewer
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J. Edward Bromberg
Sid Gordon Sid Gordon   See fewer
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William Demarest
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Alec Craig
Santa Claus Santa Claus   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Campbell
Dresser (uncredited) Dresser (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Dept. Store Manager (uncredited) Dept. Store Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal K. Dawson
Producer (uncredited) Producer (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flavin
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Halligan
Police Sgt. McNamara (uncredited) Police Sgt. McNamara (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fay Helm
Ruthie (uncredited) Ruthie (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Holmes
Jerry in 'John's 4th Wife' (uncredited) Jerry in 'John's 4th Wife' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles La Torre
Mr. Spano (uncredited) Mr. Spano (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Netta Packer
Alma's Maid (uncredited) Alma's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Inez Palange
Mrs. Spano (uncredited) Mrs. Spano (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Parsons
Radio Announcer (John's 4th Wife) (uncredited) Radio Announcer (John's 4th Wife) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Box Office Man (uncredited) Box Office Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Stanton
Store Official (uncredited) Store Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Tannen
Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited) Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 148 votes