The Life of the Party (1937 film)

The Life of the Party is a 1937 musical comedy film. It recorded a loss of $111,000.[1]

The Life of the Party
Directed byWilliam A. Seiter
Screenplay byBert Kalmar
Harry Ruby
Viola Brothers Shore
Story byJoseph Santley
Music byRoy Webb
Edited byJack Hively
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • 1937 (1937)
CountryUnited States
Box office$584,000[1]


On her way to Santa Barbara, California, aspiring singer Mitzi Mantos loses a shoe. A young man named Barry finds it and tries to meet her, while Mitzi and her agent Pauline try to get her an audition with Dr. Molnac for his traveling musical revue.

Misunderstandings abound as Mitzi and Barry pretend to be married. Mitzi is actually the daughter of a countess, while Barry will lose a $3 million inheritance if he marries before the age of 30. Their cronies kidnap Molnac's ran singer, Susan, and, taking her place, Mitzi is a hit.



  1. Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p57
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