Design for Living (1933) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Two Americans sharing a flat in Paris, playwright Tom Chambers and painter George Curtis, fall for free-spirited Gilda Farrell. When she can't make up her mind which one of them she prefers, she proposes a "gentleman's agreement": She will move in with them as a friend and critic of their work, but they will never have sex. But when Tom goes to London to supervise a production of one of his plays, leaving Gilda alone with George, how long will their gentleman's agreement last?

    - Written by Capel Cleggs <capelcleggs@my-deja.com>
  • While traveling through France, the playwright Thomas B. 'Tom' Chambers and his best friend, the painter George Curtis meet Gilda Farrell and they fall in love with her. Gilda is "protected" by the wealthy Max Plunkett and Tom and George are losers, but she cannot decide between them who could be her boyfriend. So she proposes a gentleman's agreement where they would be friends without having sex. She decides to criticize their works and they become successful. But will their platonic relationship work?

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

    - Written by L. Hamre


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