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In Love with Life

In Love with Life
Directed byFrank R. Strayer
Written byRobert Ellis (screenplay and dialogue)
Produced byGeorge R. Batcheller
Maury M. Cohen
CinematographyM.A. Anderson
Edited byRoland D. Reed
Distributed byChesterfield Motion Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • May 12, 1934 (1934-05-12)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

In Love with Life is a 1934 American pre-Code film directed by Frank R. Strayer.[1]

Plot summary

Sharon is a penniless widow, forced to seek help from her father, Morley, a wealthy financier, who didn't approve of her marriage. Morley agrees to take in his grandson, Laury, but declares Sharon can never see her son again.[2]

Morley hires Professor John Applegate to tutor Laury. John secretly keeps Sharon informed of her son's welfare. When the stock market crashes Morley uses his own fortune to help his investors. John proposes to Sharon. Morley, now humbled by his financial loses, reconciles with his daughter.[3]


The film was shot in Los Angeles, California. Twelve child performers from the Meglin School made appearances in the Kiddie Kabaret scenes.[4]



  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: In Love With Life details,; accessed September 10, 2015. Archived April 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Local Revue At Loew’s Is Big Success ('In Love With Life' Heads Film Program), The Hartford Daily Courant, April 30, 1934, page 18
  3. ^ TCM summary
  4. ^ Studios Use Many Meglin Kiddies. 'Los Angeles Evening Post-Record No. 12408, 8 November 1934, p2. Accessed 22 June 2021.

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