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We Live Again (1934)





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We Live Again was based on Tolstoy's Resurrection; the title was changed upon producer Sam Goldwyn's theory that it meant the same thing as Resurrection and was easier to understand. The film was meant as an introductory showcase for Goldwyn's latest discovery, Russian actress Anna Sten. The story, much laundered from the Tolstoy original, depicts the downfall of a peasant girl who is seduced by a Russian prince (Fredric March). The once-callous nobleman tries to make amends for the hurt he has inflicted on the girl, who has wound up in prison for solicitation. The first American version of Resurrection, directed by D. W. Griffith, was made in 1909 and lasted ten minutes.


Fredric March
as Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov
Anna Sten
as Katusha Maslova
C. Aubrey Smith
as Prince Kortchagin
Jane Baxter
as Missy Kortchagin
Sam Jaffe
as Gregory Simonson
Ethel Griffies
as Aunt Maria
Gwendolen Logan
as Aunt Sophia
Gwendolyn Logan
as Aunt Sophia
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Kortchagin
Jessie Ralph
as Matrona Pavlovna
Leonid Kinskey
as Simon Kartinkin
Dale Fuller
as Yaphemia Batchkova
Crauford Kent
as Lt. Schonbock
Baron Hesse
as Kortchagin's Butler
Jessie Arnold
as Korbalova
Newton House
as Aunt's Footman
Akin Dobrynin
as Aunt's Coachman
Serge Temoff
as Specialty Dancer
James Marcus
as Peasant
Gilbert Clayton
as Man in Church
John Ince
as Official
George Burr MacAnnan
as Shaved Prisoner
Theodore Lorch
as Guard in Courtyard
Stanley Blystone
as Guard in Cell
Budd Fine
as Gendarme
Gordon DeMain
as Jury Foreman
Harry Myers
as Bailiff
Edward Gargan
as Warden's Assistant
Roger Gray
as Jailer
Agnes Steele
as Prison Matron
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Critic Reviews for We Live Again

All Critics (4)

We Live Again is a powerful, tragic, broodingly Russian picture.

September 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The new film is a handsome and impressive tribute to its director, Rouben Mamoulian, who, apart from his predilection for nature scenes, showing young couples chasing each other through apple blossoms, really does some beautiful things in this picture.

May 31, 2019 | Full Review…

This 19th-century costume drama was saved from its lapses by the grandiose direction of Rouben Mamoulian.

September 19, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Only recommended for Fredric March completists (if such a person even exists).

March 12, 2005 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for We Live Again

Dull, pedestrian drama starring Goldwyn's folly Anna Sten. While she isn't bad she didn't possess the star impact that is essential to carry a film. Of course it doesn't help that the screenwriters try and compress a Tolstoy story into less than an hour and a half and fail. High production values but if never seems anything else but a setbound play and not a compelling one.

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