Bringing Up Father (1946 film)

Bringing Up Father is a 1946 American comedy film, based on the comic strip Bringing Up Father by George McManus, about the adventures of the social-climbing Maggie and her long-suffering husband Jiggs. Here, one of Maggie's society friends enlists her help in getting an undesirable tenant evicted, a tenant who turns out to be Jiggs himself. Meanwhile Jiggs rounds up his friends from the bar to defend his turf.

Bringing Up Father
Directed byEdward F. Cline
Written byJerry Warner (screenplay)
StarringJoe Yule
Renie Riano
Music byEdward J. Kay
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • November 23, 1946 (1946-11-23)
Running time
65 min.
CountryUnited States

McManus briefly appears here as himself. This 1946 production is subsequent to a number of previous Maggie and Jiggs movies, both animated and live-action, notably a silent 1928 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film directed by Jack Conway. This one was successful enough to inspire four more Monogram sequels:

All five of these featured former vaudevillian Joe Yule (father of Mickey Rooney) as Jiggs, and were his final films.


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