It's a Great Life

It's a Great Life (1943)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1943-05-27
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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When the profits of their various film series began slumping in the mid-1940s, Columbia Pictures tried to broaden the appeal of these films by disguing the fact that they were indeed series entries. Thus it was that Columbia's 13th "Blondie" picture was shipped out as It's a Great Life. The comic confusion begins when Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake), intending to buy a house, buys a horse instead. Before the film's 75 minutes have run their course, Dagwood gets mixed up in a fox hunt. But Blondie (Penny Singleton) saves the day as usual, with the help of eccentric millionaire Timothy Brewster (Hugh Herbert). After It's a Great Life and #14 "Footlight Glamour", Columbia restored the name "Blondie" to the titles of all subesequent installments in this long-running comedy series.

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    Sound Leigh Harline Original Music Composer
    Art Joseph Kish Set Decoration
    Sound John Leipold Original Music Composer
    Art Lionel Banks Art Direction
    Directing Frank R. Strayer Director
    Production Frank R. Strayer Producer
    Writing Chic Young Characters
    Sound Ben Oakland Original Music Composer
    Art Jerome Pycha Jr. Art Direction
    Writing Karen DeWolf Screenplay
    Sound Gregory Stone Original Music Composer
    Sound Morris Stoloff Original Music Composer
    Writing Connie Lee Screenplay
    Camera L. William O'Connell Director of Photography
    Art Walter Holscher Art Direction
    Editing Al Clark Editor