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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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Complete credited cast:
Louise Closser Hale ...
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Gene O'Brien


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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Release Date:

14 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida É o Dia de Hoje  »

Box Office


$659,710 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The bomber that Bogard pilots is a Handley Page O/400. See more »


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 »


Bogard: [Concerned about McGinnis' drinking] You better start drinking water.
McGinnis: Water? Water? Have you forgotten the Johnstown Flood? The poor women! The children!
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2017) See more »


Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Lyrics by Roy Turk
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Boring soap opera takes off during some excellent aviation scenes
9 April 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This love story set during WW I, is a pretty boring affair despite of the casting of a young Gary Cooper and a Beautiful Joan Crawford.There seems to be no Chemistry between the two leads.Robert Young as the third part of the triangle is perhaps a bit old for his role,but pulls it off quite well.The only real chemistry with Crawford has the actor playing her brother,Franchot Tone, he gives perhaps the best performance in the movie together with Cooper's sidekick Roscoe Karns. Crawford and Tone fell in love during the shooting of this movie and it shows quite clearly in their scenes together.The aviation scenes are what really saves this movie.They're excellently made considering the vintage of this film.Too bad the rest of the story is so boring.

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