GenreComedy, Drama ProductionMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 4, 1935 (1935-10-04) (United States) Based on"Claustrophobia"
by A. Carter Goodloe WriterGottfried Reinhardt (story), Ethel B. Borden (story), Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A. Carter Goodloe (story) CastJoan Crawford (Kay Bentley), Brian Aherne (Terence 'Terry' O'Neill), Frank Morgan (G.P. Bentley), Aline MacMahon (Betty Collins), Eric Blore (Grove, Bentley's Butler) Similar moviesTitanic, All Is Lost, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Piranha 3D, Overboard, Dead Calm
TaglineThe dancing lady has a new sweetheart ...!
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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.
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.
Joan Crawford as Kay Bentley
Brian Aherne as Terence 'Terry' O'Neill
Frank Morgan as G.P. Bentley
Aline MacMahon as Betty Collins
Eric Blore as Grove, Bentley's Butler
Fred Keating as Gene Piper
Jessie Ralph as Kay's Grandmother
Arthur Treacher as Gallup, Mrs. Gage's Butler
Frank Conroy as Doctor
Etienne Girardot as Professor
Esther Dale as Brumbaugh, Mrs. Gage's Housekeeper
Hale Hamilton as Uncle Carl
Hilda Vaughn as Miss Ann Morrison
Frank Shields as Outer Office Secretary
Sterling Holloway as Max
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.