Life with Henry

Life with Henry is a 1941 American comedy film directed by Theodore Reed and written by Clifford Goldsmith and Don Hartman. The film stars Jackie Cooper, Leila Ernst, Eddie Bracken, Fred Niblo, Hedda Hopper and Kay Stewart. The film was released on January 24, 1941, by Paramount Pictures.[1]

Life with Henry
Life with Henry poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTheodore Reed
Screenplay byClifford Goldsmith
Don Hartman
Story byClifford Goldsmith
Don Hartman
Produced byTheodore Reed
StarringJackie Cooper
Leila Ernst
Eddie Bracken
Fred Niblo
Hedda Hopper
Kay Stewart
CinematographyLeo Tover
Edited byWilliam Shea
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 24, 1941 (1941-01-24)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


Henry Aldrich needs to raise 100 dollars to win a trip to Alaska, so he decides to start raising money by making and selling soap with his friend Dizzy. This turns out to be a disaster and Henry has to find another way to win the trip.



Bosley Crowther of The New York Times characterized the film as "pleasant family entertainment".[2]


  1. ^ "Life with Henry (1941) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley (February 6, 1941). "THE SCREEN; Hen-reeeee!". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 1, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2021.

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