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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 ...
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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Mrs. O.H.B. Gage, Kay's Grandmother: Who's his parents?
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Uneven, but mostly enjoyable, Crawford vehicle
20 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joan was going through a lapse of mediocrity when she made "I Live My Life." Also having made the unspectacular but marginally entertaining "No More Ladies," this film was a step in the same direction.

The film does have numerous assets, however, including adequate performances by the leads Joan Crawford and Brian Aherne. Joan, in particular, is very appealing throughout, if not always up to the comedic challenges. She gives it a worthy effort, though, as always. Aherne seems less comfortable in a screwball comedy, almost serious at times, but overall his attractiveness wins.

The rest of the cast is glittering as well, with supporting roles played exceedingly well by the likes of Jessie Ralph and Frank Morgan. MGM went all out with the production values here and the result is a glossiness typical of the studio. The early scenes are the most effective, chronicling the romantic adventures of Joan's character on an island.

The plot is typical fluff, little worth mentioning except the intelligent and spirited romance in some of the early scenes. One of these scenes occurs when Aherne travels to New York to meet up Crawford and she explains to him "she can't change the way she is," which in turn he replies in terms of her weakness for not trying to change. It is an intelligent scene, but sadly the rest of the film soon becomes overwhelmed by the forced comedic situations and the miscasting of the lead players.

The film does work well as a Crawford star vehicle, however. She is in top form and as youthfully glamorous as ever. Crawford's appeal alone can not save the film from the weight of too many clichés and the overall tiredness of the plot elements. We've seen it all before. It should be noted that, although the film as a whole is not entirely effective, the first half is remarkably good, with some cute moments which point to the overall potential of the film.


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