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Today We Live (1933)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 14 April 1933 (USA)
During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman.

Directors:

Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson (co-director)

Writers:

William Faulkner (story "Turn About"), Edith Fitzgerald (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Diana
Gary Cooper ... Bogard
Robert Young ... Claude
Franchot Tone ... Ronnie
Roscoe Karns ... McGinnis
Louise Closser Hale ... Applegate
Rollo Lloyd ... Major
Hilda Vaughn ... Eleanor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene O'Brien Gene O'Brien
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Storyline

The two lovers are living together and are not married as they hesitantly explain to her brother. They had made a promise as children to get married when they grew up, but they "didn't wait." It's an important plot point as it drives Cooper's actions when he discovers that Crawford and Young are living in sin. Written by Brian Black

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Live Again See more »

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Budget:

$659,710 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film did poorly at the box office for MGM, resulting in a loss of $23,000 ($436,000 in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in England, during the World War I period (1916), 'Joan Crawford''s hairstyles and clothes are all strictly contemporary, including some very striking Adrian creations that were the very trademark of the time and place when it was being filmed (Hollywood, 1933.) See more »

Quotes

Diana: Shall we have tea?
Bogard: Yes, thank you.
Diana: Cigarrette?
Bogard: Thank you.
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Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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Poor Butterfly
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Surprisingly exciting World War I drama from the old days
8 August 2002 | by schappe1See all my reviews

Surprisingly exciting drama of World War I featuring some of the best performances of legendary stars Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford with even better performances by the somewhat less legendary but equally talented Robert Young and Franchot Tone. The daring-do may seem a bit improbable, (did they really use speed boats to deliver torpedoes in WWI?), but it's certainly exciting and well-done considering the technology at the time.

The only problem is: can't these people talk in complete sentences? As Robert Osborne just said on TCM, they seem to be reading telegrams to each other. He suggests it was William Faulkner's attempt to disguise the fact that he had a cast of very American actors playing very British characters. The result is less British than it is incoherent but the fine cast struggles through,giving the most animated and nuanced performances of their distinguished careers.


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