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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
The Life of Riley (1949 film).jpg
Directed byIrving Brecher
Produced byIrving Brecher
Written byIrving Brecher
Groucho Marx
StarringWilliam Bendix
Rosemary DeCamp
James Gleason
Music byFrank Skinner
CinematographyWilliam H. Daniels
Edited byMilton Carruth
Brecher Productions
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 16, 1949 (1949-04-16)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States



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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