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I Live for Love (1935)

Donna (Del Rio) is a diva of the stage and wants her lover Rico (Alvarado) as her leading man. To keep this from happening, the producers (Churchill, Cavanaugh) grab Roger Kerry (Marshall) off the street and say he has a contract.

Director:

Busby Berkeley

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Jerry Wald (story & screenplay), Julius J. Epstein (story & screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dolores del Rio ... Donna (as Dolores Del Rio)
Everett Marshall ... Roger Kerry
Guy Kibbee ... Henderson
Allen Jenkins ... Mac
Berton Churchill ... Fabian
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Townsend
Eddie Conrad ... Street Musician
Al Shaw Al Shaw ... Street Musician (as Shaw)
Sam Lee Sam Lee ... Street Musician (as Lee)
Don Alvarado ... Rico Cesaro
Mary Treen ... Clementine - Donna's Maid
Robert Greig ... Fat Man Dancing at Nightclub (as Robert Grieg)
Miki Morita Miki Morita ... Toyo - Roger's Butler (as Mike Morita)
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Storyline

Donna (Del Rio) is a diva of the stage and wants her lover Rico (Alvarado) as her leading man. To keep this from happening, the producers (Churchill, Cavanaugh) grab Roger Kerry (Marshall) off the street and say he has a contract.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romance in a Glass House See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Froman is in studio records/casting call lists but did not appear in the movie. A modern source lists many actors in the cast, but the following were not seen: Betty Farrington, Bess Flowers', Mary Marsh, Gertrude Astor (all as Interviewers), 'Bill Elliott' (Friend) and Florence Fair (Dowager). It is probable that these were cut from the final release print, since it is listed as an 8-reel film, yet it is also listed for only a 64-minutes running time. See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played by Eddie Conrad, Al Shaw and Sam Lee
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This Has "Bomb" Written All Over it
10 December 2004 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

The generic, meaningless tile is a tip-off. Everett Marshall has no screen presence. He may have been a popular radio singer but what he's given here is dull and repetitious.

The ravishing Dolores del Rio is made up too heavily and essentially miscast. Lupe Velez, who was at another studio, would have been much for fun. So would any number of Warner Brothers stars. Glenda Farrell, Winifred Shaw, Joan Blondell -- all of them could play temperamental divas in their sleep.

It's hard to think hat Busby Berkeley had anything to do with this movie, which has no real dancing and has no style. It would have been better, right from the start, had there been a couple other female characters. Del Rio has no one to bounce off. And Marshall certainly is no help.


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