I Live My Life (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

I Live My Life (1935)




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Feeling stifled by her wealthy existence, flighty heiress Kay (Joan Crawford) falls in love with poor archaeologist Terry (Brian Aherne). The couple seems happiest when they're yelling at one another, indicating perhaps that screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz was none too fond of either character. Anyway, Terry decides that a marriage to Kay would be a big mistake, so he talks her into jilting him at the altar, thereby making a public declaration that their romance is through. But Kay "double-crosses" Terry by showing up at the wedding anyway, allowing the couple to live scrappily ever after. It's hard to tell if this is supposed to be a rip-off of It Happened One Night, but it sure plays that way in the first few reels.

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Joan Crawford
as Kay Bentley
Brian Aherne
as Terence 'Terry' O'Neill
Frank Morgan
as G.P. Bentley
Fred Keating
as Gene Piper
Jessie Ralph
as Grandma
Edward S. Brophy
as Picture Hanger
Hilda Vaughn
as Miss Morrison
Hedda Hopper
as Alvin's Mother
Esther Dale
as Brumbaugh
Jan Duggan
as Aunt Mathilde
Nella Walker
as Ruth's Mother
Tom Dugan
as Guard
Armand "Curly" Wright
as Greek Merchant
Freeman Wood
as Waterbury Jr.
Barbara Worth
as Miss Waterbury
Harry Tyler
as Photographer
Hale Hamilton
as Uncle Carl
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Critic Reviews for I Live My Life

All Critics (5)

Joan Crawford in a strenuous comedy in which the hero and heroine throw things and spit at each other almost to the final clinch.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Joan Crawford's most successful picture so far. She is handsomer and better dressed than ever in it, and on this occasion hasn't time to brood over her emotions.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

I liked the last Joan Crawford picture, Live My Life, more than any other which she has made in a long time.

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

the usual class warfare Joan Crawford film of that era.

March 21, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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