MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,412 this week

Something to Live For (1952)

 |  Drama  |  7 March 1952 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 166 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 8 critic

An actress becomes an alcoholic after being jilted. She is aided by an Alcoholics Anonymous member with whom she has an affair; however, he is married.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 105 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 504 titles
created 20 Oct 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Something to Live For (1952)

Something to Live For (1952) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Something to Live For.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gunga Din (1939)
Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen
Certificate: Passed Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The period is the 1840's and California is part of Mexico. Many of the citizens wish to become part of the United States. Other countries are also interested and the Russians have ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Teresa Wright, Alfonso Bedoya
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa, but has never shown any romantic feelings toward her. When Tessa's ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Brenda Marshall
The Capture (1950)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A badly injured fugitive explains to a priest how he came to be in his present predicament.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Lew Ayres, Teresa Wright, Victor Jory
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fugitive Bill Saunders and lonely nurse Jane Wharton are crossed by fate when he hides out in her apartment.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Incidents of a marriage are recalled in flashback.

Director: John Berry
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Millicent Hopkins, while touring with a dancing troupe in 1892, meets Clive Loring who is campaigning in the English Midlands for Parliament. They fall in love and Millie remains behind at ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Cedric Hardwicke
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Brian Donlevy
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An English lady falls madly in love with a French Pirate.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Córdova, Basil Rathbone
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Joan Fontaine, George Brent, Dennis O'Keefe
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jenny Carey
...
Alan Miller
...
Edna Miller
Richard Derr ...
Tony Collins
...
Baker
Herbert Heyes ...
J.B. Crawley
Harry Bellaver ...
Billy, Elevator Operator
Paul Valentine ...
Albert Forest
Edit

Storyline

An actress becomes an alcoholic after being jilted. She is aided by an Alcoholics Anonymous member with whom she has an affair; however, he is married.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. & Mrs. Anonymous  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Each of the three leads had previously collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock. Ray Milland starred in Dial M for Murder (1954), Joan Fontaine starred in Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) and Teresa Wright starred in Shadow of a Doubt (1943). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Torch song
31 March 2009 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This Paramount 1952 release came on unexpectedly since it is not often seen. The main interest was the three principals, under the direction of George Stevens, whose body of work speak by itself. Even with a screenplay that is somewhat dated, the film kept out attention from the start.

Jenny Carey, an actress whose stage fright contributes to her alcoholism, meets and falls for Alan Miller, himself a recovering alcoholic. The problem is that Alan is married; he is a decent man who realizes the danger of falling too deep for Jenny. Even if they feel deeply about one another, the stigma of their love for the bottle keeps them grounded. Alan is married to Edna, a decent lady who understands the struggle her husband faces on a daily basis, but never suspects him of seeing another woman. That is, until Edna meets Jenny at a party. Edna, who is expecting a third child, senses something is wrong, but she has no basis for doubting Alan.

The pairing of Joan Fontaine and Ray Milland pays off in unexpected ways. Ms. Fontaine and Mr. Milland were at interesting points of their careers. Both are perfect with their take on the two doomed lovers who understood their would be relation was doomed from the start. Although the characters are not strongly written, the two stars do wonders with their roles which speak volumes about the strong handling of the situation by Mr. Stevens. Teresa Wright who plays Edna, shows why she was always an asset in anything she appeared on the screen. Also, in a supporting role, Harry Bellaver, a veteran actor who went to star in the television series "Naked City", one of the best things of that early period of that medium.

"Something to Live For" is worth a look if it ever shown on cable.


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best LIne marhefka
Discuss Something to Live For (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?