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Today We Live (1933)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 14 April 1933 (USA)
During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman.

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Storyline

The two lovers are living together and are not married as they hesitantly explain to her brother. They had made a promise as children to get married when they grew up, but they "didn't wait." It's an important plot point as it drives Cooper's actions when he discovers that Crawford and Young are living in sin. Written by Brian Black

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Drama | Romance | War

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14 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida É o Dia de Hoje  »

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$659,710 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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The preview running time was 135 minutes, indicating much was cut before its release. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in England, during the World War I period (1916), 'Joan Crawford''s hairstyles and clothes are all strictly contemporary, including some very striking Adrian creations that were the very trademark of the time and place when it was being filmed (Hollywood, 1933.) See more »

Quotes

Claude: [Who is now blind] About Ann, Ronnie. She loves him.
Ronnie: How did you...
Claude: Sure of it now. Thought so early this afternoon. When we shook hands.
Ronnie: Didn't think you noticed.
Claude: Mmm Hmm. Noticed. See better now. See lots of things.
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Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Lyrics by Roy Turk
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Leaden paced bore
22 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ponderous, miscast slog of a film. The performers try their best but only Cooper's character is believable. Crawford, Young and Tone are all supposed to be British born, none speak in anything but refined American accents. Their parts should have been played by Diana Wynyard, Ronald Coleman and Leslie Howard all truly English actors actively working in Hollywood at the time, the film would probably still have been a bore but at least it would have felt grounded in some kind of reality. MGM was trying to move Joan away from the shop girl roles that were her bread and butter at the time but this was an ill advised vehicle for her. Missing Hawks customary economy of timing and pace and a lacking any visual sense of time or place, Joan's clothes in particular are inappropriate and at times bizarre-one outfit looks like she has an ironing board attached to it!, you'd be better served to seek out other work by all involved.


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