About the film
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Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Release Date: December 09, 1942
|Production Companies||:||20th Century Fox|
|Writers||:||Nunnally Johnson, Emlyn Williams|
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.