Design For Living

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1933
  • Running time: 91 min
Gary Cooper, Fredric March, and Miriam Hopkins play a trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult “gentleman’s agree­ment” in this continental pre-Code comedy, freely adapted by Ben Hecht from a play by Noël Coward and directed by Ernst Lubitsch. read more

Gary Cooper, Fredric March, and Miriam Hopkins play a trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult “gentleman’s agree­ment” in this continental pre-Code comedy, freely adapted by Ben Hecht from a play by Noël Coward and directed by Ernst Lubitsch. A risqué relationship story and a witty take on creative pursuits, the film concerns a commercial artist (Hopkins) unable—or unwilling—to choose between the equally dashing painter (Cooper) and playwright (March) she meets on a train en route to the City of Light. Design for Living is Lubitsch at his sexiest, an entertainment at once debonair and racy, featuring three stars at the height of their allure.

Original Release

12/29/1933

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Cast

Gary Cooper George Curtis
Fredric March Thomas B. 'Tom' Chambers
Miriam Hopkins Gilda Farrell
Edward Everett Horton Max Plunkett
Franklin Pangborn Mr. Douglas, Theatrical Producer
Isabel Jewell Plunkett's Stenographer
Jane Darwell Curtis' Housekeeper
Wyndham Standing Max's Butler
Vernon Steele Douglas' First Manager (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore Theatre Patron
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ernst Lubitsch, Ben Hecht

Writers

Noël Coward, Ben Hecht, Samuel Hoffenstein

Cast

Gary Cooper George Curtis
Fredric March Thomas B. 'Tom' Chambers
Miriam Hopkins Gilda Farrell
Edward Everett Horton Max Plunkett
Franklin Pangborn Mr. Douglas, Theatrical Producer
Isabel Jewell Plunkett's Stenographer
Jane Darwell Curtis' Housekeeper
Wyndham Standing Max's Butler
Vernon Steele Douglas' First Manager (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore Theatre Patron
Cosmo Kyrle Bellew Man
Thomas Braidon Douglas' Second Manager
Nora Cecil Tom's Secretary
Emile Chautard Train Conductor
Mathilde Comont Heavy Woman
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Cafe Proprietress
James Donlan Fat Man with Ring
Harry Dunkinson Mr. Egelbauer
Helena Phillips Evans Mrs. Egelbauer
Charles K. French Theatre Patron

Producers

Editors

Frances Marsh

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