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William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other's lives, giving voice to Saroyan's philosophies as they randomly comment about the impending world war, the beauty of art, and traditional notions of good and evil. At least one of the relationships stands a chance of enduring: a brawny innocent named Tom is falling in love with a vulnerable young prostitute named Kitty. Saroyan himself is heard reciting the play's prologue.

First filmed work of Kevin Kline.

Patti LuPone's TV debut.

The original Broadway production of "The Time of Your Life " by William Saroyan opened on October 25, 1939 at the Booth Theater, ran for 185 performances, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1940 and closed on April 6, 1940.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Hendrickson Benjamin Hendrickson - Nick
Richard Ooms Richard Ooms - Arab
Nicolas Surovy Nicolas Surovy - Joe (as Nicholas Surovy)
Sam Tsoutsouvas Sam Tsoutsouvas - Willie
Elaine Hausman Elaine Hausman - Newsboy
Michael Tolaydo Michael Tolaydo - Drunkard
Norman Snow Norman Snow - Tom
Patti LuPone Patti LuPone - Kitty Duval
Robert Bacigalupi Robert Bacigalupi - Dudley
Brooks Baldwin Brooks Baldwin - Harry
Gerald Gutierrez Gerald Gutierrez - Wesley
Glynis Bell Glynis Bell - Lorene & Killer's Sidekick
James Harper James Harper - Blick (as J.W. Harper)
Mary Lou Rosato Mary Lou Rosato - Mary L.
Roy K. Stevens Roy K. Stevens - Krupp
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