~The Life of Riley~
~80-54: June Marlowe & Stephen Carr~
~Plot Synopsis~
George Sidney and Charles Murray, the combative co-stars of the Cohens and Kellys series, do their usual
in the First National comedy The Life of Riley. Riley (Murray) is the local fire chief and general-store
proprietor; Meyer (Sidney) is the police chief and rival store-owner. Both Riley and Meyer vie for the
attentions of the Widow Jones (Myrtle Steadman), who is partial to both men. The plot centers upon a
revolutionary fire extinguisher invented by Riley, an essential factor in the outcome of the romantic
rivalry. Life of Riley was partially remade (and considerably abbreviated) as the 1936 Andy Clyde
2-reeler Love Comes to Mooneyville.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: William Beaudine

Written by:
Curtis Benton - writer
Howard J. Green - adaptation
Sidney Lazarus - titles
Gene Towne - titles

Based on the story by Mann Page

Charles Murray ...  Timothy Riley (fire chief)
George Sidney ...  Otto Meyer (police chief)
Stephen Carr ...  Steve Meyer
June Marlowe ...  Molly O'Rourke
Myrtle Stedman ...  Penelope Jones
Sam Hardy ...  Al Montague
Bert Woodruff ...  Aaron Brown
Edwards Davis ...  John King
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: First National Pictures

Produced by: E.M. Asher  
Cinematography by: Charles Van Enger

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: September 3, 1927