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Live, Love and Learn (1937)

Passed | | Comedy | 29 October 1937 (USA)
Bob is a struggling artist who paints for his own amusement. Julie is a rich society girl. When they meet, it is cute and they are soon married. Living in a small apartment with the ... See full summary »

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Bob is a struggling artist who paints for his own amusement. Julie is a rich society girl. When they meet, it is cute and they are soon married. Living in a small apartment with the constant company of close friend Oscar, they are poor, but happy. When the papers run the story about his riot in the park, Bob is suddenly news. With his private showing he becomes the society's newest sensation. Bob becomes serious, devoid of fun and adventure. Money becomes his prime concern and all the introductions are handled by Lilly. But this is not the life that either Julie or Oscar want. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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29 October 1937 (USA)  »

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La vie, l'art et l'amour  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Monday 7 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Tuesday 25 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), San Francisco 1 May 1960 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally by New York City 8 May 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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The opening credits feature a large sketchbook with caricatures of the three main stars. Followed by a hand ripping pages off to reveal more credits. See more »

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Featured in The Romance of Celluloid (1937) See more »

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Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz) op. 437
(1889) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Hummed and Danced by Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell
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Watch, Yawn and Sleep
24 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Live, Love and Learn" is a 1937 MGM film starring Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Robert Benchley and Monte Wooley. Surprisingly, it's not very good. Russell is an heiress who marries poor artist Montgomery, only to see him become successful and interested in money -the very thing she was trying to escape.

With better direction and a stronger script, this film might have had more of a "Holiday" feel to it, but it doesn't. It's part comedy, part drama, and because it doesn't know what it's supposed to be, neither does the audience. The two forms aren't integrated enough.

One scene that shows the innocence of the times is one in which Montgomery hires a little boy to pose for him in a loincloth. A very discomfiting scene when watched today, yet then, it was supposed to be funny. However, this is toward the end of the movie, which had dragged on too long, so the scene wasn't terribly amusing.

The acting was okay. Frankly, it's kind of a waste of time, despite the good cast.


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