I Live My Life (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  4 October 1935 (USA)
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Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
G.P. Bentley
Aline MacMahon ...
Eric Blore ...
Grove, Bentley's Butler
Fred Keating ...
Gene Piper
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. O.H.B. Gage, Kay's Grandmother
Arthur Treacher ...
Gallup, Mrs. Gage's Butler
Frank Conroy ...
Etienne Girardot ...
Esther Dale ...
Brumbaugh, Mrs. Gage's Housekeeper
Hale Hamilton ...
Uncle Carl
Hilda Vaughn ...
Miss Ann Morrison
Frank Shields ...
Outer Office Secretary


Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry follows her to propose marriage. Terry sees Kays lifestyle is uncomfortable. He decides to leave, but, Mrs. Gage (Kay's grandmother) encourages Terry to stay. They become engaged. Just before the wedding Kay and Terry have a huge quarrel. Will Terry be left at the altar? Written by Kelly

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The dancing lady has a new sweetheart ...!


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

4 October 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glitter  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


A different ending was shot for the British release, which toned down the behavior of 'Brian Aherne' at the wedding. See more »


Kay Bentley: It's my life! and I'll live it the way I want! Upside down, catty-corner or slidin' down a pole!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits there's a background scenery of Greece. See more »


Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »


Bridal March
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played on the organ at the church wedding
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22 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The worst thing about this film is the title! I often feel the title can make or break a film, and if this was named something a little less clunky and serious, it probably would get more respect and be a classic comedy. This is not a "great" movie, but that doesn't lessen the entertainment factor, which is, often enough, the reason we watch a film more than once. I have no problem with either Joan Crawford or Brian Aherne in the leads. They are both charming and lend the perfect role of sarcastic flirtatiousness called for. If one needs a serious theme to enjoy a film, there is a peripheral theme of class-consciousness. One of the film's highlights is the chemistry between Crawford and Frank Morgan, who plays her father; that's precious stuff. It's easy to praise Arthur Treacher, Jessie Ralph and Eric Blore. But how about Sterling Holloway in a small but memorable role as Aherne's assistant at the archaeological dig? Aline MacMahon, Frank Conroy, all these character actors insure the acting level is high throughout. My only regret is that Granville Bates, the yacht captain, didn't have a more substantial role. From what I've seen of him in My Favorite Wife, I'd say he was brilliant, too. I love these glossy black-and-white early '30s MGM films.

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