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Something to Live For (1952)

Approved | | Drama | 7 March 1952 (USA)
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:

George Stevens

Writer:

Dwight Taylor
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Fontaine ... Jenny Carey
Ray Milland ... Alan Miller
Teresa Wright ... Edna Miller
Richard Derr ... Tony Collins
Douglas Dick ... Baker
Herbert Heyes ... J.B. Crawley
Harry Bellaver ... Billy, Elevator Operator
Paul Valentine ... Albert Forest
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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. & Mrs. Anonymous See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Each of the three leads also 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 »

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19 July 2002 | by adpyeSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film a lot. Joan Fontaine plays Jenny Carey, a struggling actress whose insecurities and stage fright drive her to drink. Ray Milland is Allan Miller, an advertising executive who is a recovering alcoholic and a member of AA. He is called to Jenny's hotel room by the elevator operator one night when Jenny had been on a drinking binge. She was due at a rehearsal of a Broadway play. This meeting of Jenny and Alan lead to romance, even though Allen is married and has two children and one on the way. Jenny tries to cut off the romance as she feels it is improper, but Allan is totally taken with Jenny and wants to continue the romance. Joan Fontaine and Ray Milland have wonderful screen chemistry. Both are excellent as their respective characters, although parts of the script are somewhat weak. Will Alan leave his wife for Jenny? Will Jenny conquer alcoholism and get her chance to star in a Broadway play? This film is seldom seen on cable, but is sometimes put up for bid on eBay. It is certainly worth a look. The film was directed by George Stevens.


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