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The Life of Riley (1949 film)

The Life of Riley is a 1949 American comedy film directed by Irving Brecher and starring William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp and James Gleason.[1] It was based on the popular radio show of the same name.

The Life of Riley
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Directed by Irving Brecher
Produced by Irving Brecher
Written by Irving Brecher
Groucho Marx
Starring William Bendix
Rosemary DeCamp
James Gleason
Music by Frank Skinner
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Edited by Milton Carruth
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
July 3, 1949
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English



A well-meaning factory employee is struggling financially. His career gets a lift when he receives a promotion, but this causes resentment amongst his fellow workers who believe it is due to the fact his daughter is engaged to the factory owner's son.

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  1. ^ Monaco p.50


  • James Monaco. The Encyclopedia of Film. Perigee Books, 1991.

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