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We Live Again

We Live Again(1934)

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The working title of this film was Resurrection. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, producer Sam Goldwyn attempted to borrow Mona Barrie from Fox and did borrow George Barbier from Paramount for unspecified roles, but they do not appear in the completed picture. According to the picture's pressbook, at Goldwyn's request, a Moscow film crew was sent to Siberia to film "atmospheric shots." Art director Sergei Soudeikin was the scenic artist for the Metropolitan Opera. We Live Again was English actress Jane Baxter's first Hollywood film. According to the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, Joseph I. Breen, the Director of the PCA, was so impressed with the film that, in a letter to Will H. Hays, he wrote: "Though dealing with a sex affair and its attendant consequences, the story has been handled with such fine emphasis on the moral values of repentance and retribution, as to emerge with a definite spiritual quality. We feel that this picture could, in fact, serve as a model for the proper treatment of the Alement of illicit sex in pictures." Edgar G. Ulmer rewrote a scene in this film to comply with Hays Office regulations, according to an interview with his wife, Shirley Ulmer. According to modern sources, Thornton Wilder and Willard Mack contributed to the script.