Nine Lives Are Not Enough

Nine Lives Are Not Enough is a 1941 Comedy-drama film directed by A. Edward Sutherland and written by Fred Niblo Jr.. The film stars Ronald Reagan, Joan Perry, and James Gleason, with Howard Da Silva, Faye Emerson and Edward Brophy. The film was released by Warner Bros. on September 20, 1941.[1][2]

Nine Lives Are Not Enough
Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. Edward Sutherland
Produced byBryan Foy
Written byFred Niblo Jr. (screenplay); based on the 1940 novel, Nine Lives Are Not Enough by Jerome Odlum
StarringRonald Reagan
Joan Perry
James Gleason
Howard Da Silva
Faye Emerson
Edward Brophy
Music byWilliam Lava
CinematographyTed D. McCord
Edited byDoug Gould
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • September 20, 1941 (1941-09-20)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States


A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders. The dramatic main plot murder action is intermixed with farce and slapstick comedic elements.



  1. "Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  2. "Nine Lives Are Not Enough". Retrieved 2015-05-08.
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