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.
Classics , Drama , Romance
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United Artists


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

All Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | September 19, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

Full Review… | March 11, 2005
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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.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

good stuff don't let the title fool u this is NOT a zombie movie though it would make a good title for one

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

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