Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)

12/09/1942 (US) Drama 1h 25m
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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. 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.

  1. Irving Pichel


  2. Nunnally Johnson


  3. Emlyn Williams


Top Billed Cast

  1. Monty Woolley

    Monty Woolley

    Madden Thomas

  2. Ida Lupino

    Ida Lupino

    Kathy Thomas

  3. Cornel Wilde

    Cornel Wilde

    Robert Carter

  4. Sara Allgood

    Sara Allgood

    Alma Lothian, Robert's Aunt

  5. Melville Cooper

    Melville Cooper


  6. J. Edward Bromberg

    J. Edward Bromberg

    Sid Gordon

  7. William Demarest

    William Demarest

    Police Officer

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Life Begins at Eight-Thirty

Status Released

Original Language English

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