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Life With Father
SUBJECTS — U.S./1865-1913 & New York;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Marriage; Parenting;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Caring.
Age: 8+; Not Rated; Comedy; 1947; 118 minutes; Color.
In this movie we are treated to a few weeks in the life of the Days, a zany family living in New York in the 1890s. The father is bombastic but loving. The five redheaded sons get into all kinds of mischief. The mother is usually able to smooth things over, but not always.
Life With Father spoofs everything it can reach, including religious orthodoxy, superstition, and authoritarian fathers. There are several subplots: the boys are recruited by a patent medicine maker to peddle his brew to the neighbors, they test it on their mother and almost kill her; the boys blow up part of the house with an "invention;" they get into scrapes with a girl and so on. The mother and father have hilarious contretemps about visits by her relatives and the mother's anxiety over the father's refusal to be baptized.
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Patent medicines and their cousins, miracle cures, have been a perennial feature of life in the U.S. and many other countries. Patent medicine vendors traversed the United States from the frontier to the cities. Often the "medicines" were worse for the patient than the disease, which they almost never cured. This was the case with Mrs. Day. Often these "medicines" contained a large percentage of alcohol or some other drug that made people think they were better, but which did not cure any illness.
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