Monday, January 30, 2012
I Live for Love (1935).
I Live for Love (1935). Director: Busby Berkeley. Cast: Dolores del Rio, Everett Marshall, Guy Kibbee and Allen Jenkins.
When, Actress Donna Alvarez insists that her lover Rico Desaro, be cast in her new show. Producer Howard Fabian, lies and tells her they have already hired singer, Roger Kerry to star opposite her. Donna, makes his life so miserable he quits and goes back to singing on the street. While performing, he is discovered by George Henderson, who hires him to sing on his radio show.
Right before, Donna's new show opens, she is asked to perform with Roger on his radio show. When she learns that Roger is the man, who almost landed Rico Desaro's part in her show, she walks out.
Roger, decides to show up at her opening night and later at the nightclub, he gives Donna flowers and his publicist, makes sure photographers are there to take pictures. After Donna's play is a flop, Henderson asks her to do the radio show with Roger.
Henderson and Fabian, come up with a publicity stunt, to have a romance between Donna and Roger. Donna and Roger, decide to really get married, Fabian and Henderson realize they will lose their meal ticket. They send for Rico to stop the wedding. Roger and Donna are in a heated argument about their future, when Rico shows up and Donna agrees to marry Rico just to spite Roger. Will she be able to go through with it?.
I really wanted to see this film because, I'm a huge fan of director Busby Berkeley and actress Dolores del Rio. It is really hard to believe that Busby Berkeley had anything to do with this movie, which has no real dance numbers.