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Live, Love and Learn

1937 1h 18m Romance Comedy List
Reviews 27% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Impoverished painter Bob Graham (Robert Montgomery) and whimsical socialite Julie Stoddard (Rosalind Russell) meet by chance, quickly marry and settle into a penniless but satisfying existence. Their lives are punctuated by the wry comments of their friend Oscar (Robert Benchley). Everything changes when a work of Bob's causes a sensation in New York and leads to a prestigious gallery show. Julie, however, is not sure how she likes the changes brought about by his sudden fame and fortune. Read More Read Less

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Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Live, Love and Learn is old material, but it is handled freshly and wittily here, and charmingly acted, especially by the heroine. Jul 23, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews At best a mildly entertaining romantic comedy, an early example of a studio film that can be churned out fast. Rated: B- Oct 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Terrifically talented cast in the service of an ordinary script manage to make it much better than it should be. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member good rich man poor man rom-com Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Robert Montgomery plays a starving artist who impulsively marries heiress Rosalind Russell. He doesn?t care if his art sells, but with her encouragement he becomes quite successful, and the success goes to his head. Now she must bring him back down to earth. Enjoyable comedy, good MGM production. The stars are always enjoyable to watch. The fine supporting cast includes Robert Benchley, Mickey Rooney, Monty Woolley and Helen Vinson. Directed by George Fitzmaurice. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Live, Love and Learn (1937) -- [5.5] -- Robert Montgomery is a care-free painter and Rosalind Russell is a socialite looking for a more rustic lifestyle. In the tradition of screwball comedy, the unlikely lovers get married and revel in their poverty. But after Montgomery's talent catches the notice of a stuffy gallery owner (Monty Woolley), the two start living the high life... until Russell starts feeling a little deja vu. "Live, Love and Learn" adheres to a tired formula, but it's boosted by an effervescent cast. It's not a terribly memorable comedy, but I like the scenes where Montgomery, Russell, and Robert Benchley (who plays the third wheel in the relationship) play practical jokes on Woolley. Mickey Rooney appears in one scene. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Impoverished painter Bob Graham (Robert Montgomery) and whimsical socialite Julie Stoddard (Rosalind Russell) meet by chance, quickly marry and settle into a penniless but satisfying existence. Their lives are punctuated by the wry comments of their friend Oscar (Robert Benchley). Everything changes when a work of Bob's causes a sensation in New York and leads to a prestigious gallery show. Julie, however, is not sure how she likes the changes brought about by his sudden fame and fortune.
Director
George Fitzmaurice
Producer
Harry Rapf
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 18m