Full of Life


Full of Life is a 1956 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Quine and starring Judy Holliday and Richard Conte. It was nominated for an award by the Writers Guild of America in 1957.

Full of Life
Full of Life - movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Quine
Based onFull of Life
1952 novel
by John Fante
Produced byFred Kohlmar
StarringJudy Holliday
Richard Conte
CinematographyCharles Lawton Jr.
Edited byCharles Nelson
Music byGeorge Duning
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • December 25, 1956 (1956-12-25) (Los Angeles)
  • February 1, 1957 (1957-02-01) (New York City)
  • February 12, 1957 (1957-02-12) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.3 million (US rentals)[1]


Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant stonemason with whom he has a difficult relationship, and ask him to do the work. Confronting the issues of religion and family tradition which have separated father and son causes Nick and Emily to reevaluate their lives and the things they value most.


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  1. ^ "Top Grosses of 1957", Variety, 8 January 1958: 30

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