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I Live My Life (1935)

 -  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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G.P. Bentley
Aline MacMahon ...
Betty Collins
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 ...
Doctor
Etienne Girardot ...
Professor
Esther Dale ...
Brumbaugh, Mrs. Gage's Housekeeper
Hale Hamilton ...
Uncle Carl
Hilda Vaughn ...
Miss Ann Morrison
Frank Shields ...
Outer Office Secretary
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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 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 ...!

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

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G.P. Bentley: After all, Rome wasn't burnt in a day, you know.
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Silent Night
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Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Music by Franz Gruber
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They Lie for Love
10 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I Live My Life starts out as a simple story: boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, girl runs away, boy pursues girl. But the boy is an Irish archaeologist who is not afraid to get his hands dirty and who spurns "people with too much money". The girl comes from a wealthy New York/Connecticut family that cowers in the presence of the grandmother who controls the family fortune and, therefore, their lives.

During the film, the characters tell a series of lies. In the beginning, these are frivolous lies told with no concern for the feelings of others. By the end of the film, they lie for love.

I am not a huge fan of Joan Crawford, who plays the wealthy and frivolous girl, Kay Bentley. But in some of her early films she displays a great energy. I Live My Life is one of those films. On occasion, she even displays emotional subtlety.

Brian Aherne plays the boy. He is, in turns, ebullient and downcast as his character (Terry O'Neill) is buffeted by the fickle winds of Kate's affections.

The cast includes memorable performances all around, especially by Eric Blore as the Bentley butler.

The gowns and other wardrobe that were fashioned by Adrian deserve mention. Others have been critical of his efforts in this film, but I found them immensely enjoyable. Even when they are impractical, they accentuate the frivolous nature of the rich who inhabit this film. They are bold statements that sometimes transcend practicality and embrace art.

The film itself is not a masterpiece, but it satisfies


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