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This Is the Life is a 1935 American comedy film directed by Marshall Neilan and written by Lamar Trotti, Arthur T. Horman, Sid Brod and Lou Breslow. The film stars Jane Withers, John McGuire, Sally Blane, Sidney Toler, Gloria Roy and Gordon Westcott. The film was released on October 18, 1935, by Fox Film Corporation


During a break before another grueling performance, precocious musical sensation Geraldine "Gerry" Revier meets Michael Grant, an apparent tramp on the run from the law. When Grant explains his plan to travel to California to clear his name, Gerry sees her chance to escape from her exploitative adoptive parents, Ed and Diane. After sneaking off, Grant finds that Gerry has accompanied him -- with her dastardly parents in hot pursuit.


  • Jane Withers as Geraldine 'Jerry' Revier
  • John McGuire as Michael Grant
  • Sally Blane as Helen Davis
  • Sidney Toler as Professor Lafcadio F. Breckenridge
  • Gloria Roy as Diane Revier
  • Gordon Westcott as Ed Revier
  • Francis Ford as 'Sticky' Jones
  • Emma Dunn as Mrs. Davis