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Today We Live1933

Today We Live (1933)




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This drama, set during WWI, centers on a pleasure-seeking British girl who is romantically involved with her brother's naval buddy. She then sees and falls for an American pilot. When the pilot is listed as dead, the girl returns to the sailor. However, the flyer didn't actually die.


Roscoe Karns
as McGinnis
Hilda Vaughn
as Eleanor
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Critic Reviews for Today We Live

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

As a drama of the war it is not precisely convincing, for coincidences play an important part in its arrangement. It is also anachronistic.

April 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Aided by some beautiful writing and excellent acting, the picture will probably go down as one of the best directed in many a day; particularly in love scenes and the hair-raising scenes of battle, both in the air and on the water.

April 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A stilted WWI love triangle story set in England.

April 20, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Lacking even a journalistic, contemporary quality, Today We Live is a flimsy business.

June 13, 2019 | Full Review…

A star cast, a great director, and William Faulkner's original story fail to raise this above an ordinary triangle love story set against WW I.

September 18, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Today We Live


Ponderous, miscast slog of a film. The performers try their best but only Cooper's character is believable. Crawford, Young and Tone are all supposed to be British born, none speak in anything but refined American accents. Their parts should have been played by Diana Wynyard, Ronald Coleman and Leslie Howard. The film would probably still have been a bore but at least it would have felt grounded in some kind of reality.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Despite being made by the infamous Hawks, written by Faulkner, and starring some great legends in the likes of Crawford, Cooper, Young, etc., this movie is as frustrating to watch as putting together a puzzle that you know is missing pieces. The fault mainly lies in the editing, as the running time was cut from 135 min. We are left watching scenes take place that we don't understand why it's happening. The dialogue, as the film, is somewhat staccato in its delivery. This film would have succeeded more as a war film and left off the added romantic triangle.

nefnie lee
nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

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