I Live My Life

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I Live My Life
Theatrical release poster
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke
Produced by Bernard H. Hyman
Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Based on "Claustrophobia"
by A. Carter Goodloe
Starring Joan Crawford
Brian Aherne
Frank Morgan
Aline MacMahon
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography George J. Folsey
Edited by Tom Held
Distributed by Loew's
Release date
  • October 4, 1935 (1935-10-04) (United States)
Running time
97 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $586,000[1]
Box office $1,478,000[1]

I Live My Life is a 1935 American comedy-drama film, starring Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, and Frank Morgan, and is based on the story "Claustrophobia" by A. Carter Goodloe.

Plot summary[edit]

Kay Bentley (Joan Crawford), a bored socialite seeks a more fulfilling life and goes on a Greek holiday. While on vacation, Kay falls for Terry O'Neill (Brian Aherne), an archaeologist who challenges Kay's beliefs, yet, also falls for her enough to follow her home. He feels awkward in Kay's flighty, social circles, yet they become engaged to marry. As Kay and Terry continue to quarrel over their differing lifestyles. Kay and Terry reach a compromise and do marry in the end.


Box office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $921,000 in the US and Canada and $557,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $384,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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