This Is the Life (1944)

06/01/1944 (US) MusicComedyDrama
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YEAH! That "Top Man" threesome is glee-some again! in Leap Year's leapin'est love meet


18-year-old Angela, reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy, receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary Jarret, an Army surgeon with whom she has become infatuated. Her departure depresses her childhood friend Jimmy Plum. Dr. Plum devises an errand on which to send his love-sick son to New York, where Jimmy discovers Angela thinks she is Jarret's fiancée. Jimmy also renews acquaintances with a group of show people, including Sally McGuire, who attempts to console him. Jimmy meets Jarret's divorced wife, Harriet, famed photographer. Jimmy engineers a meeting of Jarret and Harriet with Angela present, which forms the beginning of an understanding that Jarret is not for her. Jimmy is inducted into the Army.

  1. Felix E. Feist


  2. Wanda Tuchock


Top Billed Cast

  1. Donald O'Connor

    Donald O'Connor

    Jimmy Plum

  2. Susanna Foster

    Susanna Foster

    Angela Rutherford

  3. Peggy Ryan

    Peggy Ryan

    Sally McGuire

  4. Louise Allbritton

    Louise Allbritton

    Harriet West Jarrett

  5. Patric Knowles

    Patric Knowles

    Maj. Hilary Jarret

  6. Dorothy Peterson

    Dorothy Peterson

    Aunt Betsy

  7. Jonathan Hale

    Jonathan Hale

    Dr. Plum

  8. Eddie Quillan

    Eddie Quillan


  9. Frank Jenks

    Frank Jenks


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This Is the Life
This Is the Life

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Original Language English

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