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Design for Living
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Director:
Writers:
Noel Coward (play)
Ben Hecht (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 December 1933 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fredric March ... Thomas B. 'Tom' Chambers

Gary Cooper ... George Curtis

Miriam Hopkins ... Gilda Farrell

Edward Everett Horton ... Max Plunkett
Franklin Pangborn ... Mr. Douglas, Theatrical Producer

Isabel Jewell ... Plunkett's Stenographer

Jane Darwell ... Curtis' Housekeeper
Wyndham Standing ... Max's Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cosmo Kyrle Bellew ... Man (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Thomas Braidon ... Douglas' Second Manager (uncredited)
Nora Cecil ... Tom's Secretary (uncredited)
Emile Chautard ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Mathilde Comont ... Heavy Woman (uncredited)
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... Cafe Proprietress (uncredited)
James Donlan ... Fat Man with Ring (uncredited)
Harry Dunkinson ... Mr. Egelbauer (uncredited)
Helena Phillips Evans ... Mrs. Egelbauer (uncredited)
Charles K. French ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Theatre Chambermaid (uncredited)
Grace Hayle ... Woman on Staircase (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Englishman at Train (uncredited)
Armand Kaliz ... Mr. Burton (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
George Savidan ... Boy (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Bed Salesman (uncredited)

Vernon Steele ... Douglas' First Manager (uncredited)
Mrs. Treboal ... Gilda's Landlady (uncredited)
Barry Winton ... Man (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernst Lubitsch 
 
Writing credits
Noel Coward (play)

Ben Hecht (screenplay)

Samuel Hoffenstein  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Ernst Lubitsch .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Leipold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
 
Film Editing by
Frances Marsh (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Hippard .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
M.M. Paggi .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Roe .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nat W. Finston .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gottfried Reinhardt .... assistant to mr. lubitsch (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Portugal:M/12 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
The preview time for the film was 105 minutes, so that 14 minutes were cut before the film's release. This may account for scenes with Helena Phillips Evans (Mrs. Egelbauer) and Armand Kaliz (Mr. Burton) being cut from the final release print.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Shadow of boom mic visible at train station.See more »
Quotes:
Gilda Farrell:You see, George, you're sort of like a ragged straw hat with a very soft lining. A little bit out of shape, very dashing to look at, and very comfortable to wear. And you, Tom, piquant, perched over one eye, and has to be watched on windy days. And both so becoming.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Witty and Sophisticated, 2 September 2007
Author: kenjha

In this surprisingly risqué film made before the Hays code, two men and a woman share an apartment in Paris and talk openly about sex. It's fun to watch, thanks to the witty and sophisticated dialog of Noel Coward, the screenplay by Ben Hecht, and of course the masterful direction of Lubitsch. March is wonderful as a struggling playwright. Hopkins has one of her best roles as a free-loving woman who loves two men but marries a third. Lubitsch elicits a fine comedic performance from Cooper as a hot-tempered artist. In a typical role, Horton plays a stuffed shirt. There's no music, which could make things seem static, but Lubitsch keeps it moving at a breezy pace.

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