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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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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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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Mrs. O.H.B. Gage, Kay's Grandmother: Eighty Three descendants, all of them women, except some wear pants. Isn't that right?
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In the opening credits there's a background scenery of Greece. See more »

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Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main
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Written by Godfrey Marks
Sung by Frank Morgan, a cappella
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where are Gable and Lombard when you need them
24 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brian Aherne and Joan Crawford declare "I Live My Life" in this 1935 comedy. No one can butcher a comedy like Joan Crawford. After I saw "Susan and God," I found out that it was supposed to be a comedy. The problem with Crawford is that she was such a hard worker, and when you work hard at comedy, it doesn't come off. She was much more successful in drama. Brian Aherne, an excellent actor who was better than most of his roles, just didn't have a grasp of comedic style.

Crawford plays Kay, an heiress in Greece who meets a handsome archaeologist (Aherne). He falls for her, but she hasn't given him her real name and has told him she's a secretary. When he gets to New York, he can't find her. When he does, he finds out she's engaged to someone else.

This could have been much better with Gable and Lombard, or Gable and Myrna Loy. It is a spirited comedy with a terrific supporting cast that includes Aline MacMahon, Arthur Treacher, Eric Blore, and Jessie Ralph. Jessie Ralph, as Kay's grandmother, is a scream.

This is somewhat fun, but it could have been so much more.


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