We Live Again

Synopsis: Nekhlyudov, a Russian nobleman serving on a jury, discovers that the young girl on trial, Katusha, is someone he once seduced and abandoned and that he himself bears responsibility for reducing her to crime. He sets out to redeem her and himself in the process.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Rouben Mamoulian
Production: United Artists
85 min


Christ is risen from the dead,

trampling down death by death.

And upon those in the tomb.

Bestowing life.

When I will come to see you.

Rapid flow the dear rivers

I want you to carry away

all my sorrow.

With your fast waters.

On the fields

the girls were strolling.

Singing and picking up

corn flowers.

There they met the young fellow.

He gave them a look

as though he were superior.

Scarcely looked at them.

Scarcely looked at them.



What are you doing

in the fields again?

There was nothing more

to do in the house,

so I came here to help!

You'll catch it when they

find out you're in the fields again!

And what are you thinking of?

Don't you know he's arriving today?

He? Who?

Who? You numbskull!

The prince! Dmitri Ivanovitch!

He's on his way

from the station now!

I thought it was tomorrow!

Tomorrow! Go into the house

and put on your Sunday frock!

You dirty girl!

And comb your hair!

I will!

And don't forget

his welcoming gift!

Have you?

What are you smelling, Dmitri?

I don't smell anything.

Spring. You don't smell the spring?

Oh, that!

This air. It's wonderful.

It's going to be

a wonderful summer.

But there'll be

no loafing for you, Dmitri.

You'll spend the summer in study.

We shall be very disappointed if you

fail to pass your officer's examination.

Aunt Marie,

I don't like the army.

- What?

- I don't like what it represents.

I don't see why I should be

an officer, anyway.

Because your father was one,

and your grandfather!

Because the Nekhlyudovs

have always served their czar.

I don't know whether

I want to serve my czar.

- Dmitri, dear boy!

- What is this?

I want to serve my country.

That's why I'd rather go

into civil service.

Russia's in a pretty rotten condition.

- Dmitri!

- Dmitri!

We're going to have

a revolution if we don't look out.

Revolution in Russia? Ridiculous.

You think so?

Well, let me tell you.

When our rulers place yokes

around our necks...

When tyrants

grind their heels in our faces...

When oppression rules

instead of justice...

Where did you

pick up this nonsense?

I read it in a book.

Good morning. Good morning.

The prince must be

a big man now!

Oh, yes. Don't move all around.

Stand in one place.

Over this way.

- Ivan, you stand there.

- Yes, Anton Ivanovitch.

Here, you stand in line.

You get over there.

Welcome, Your Highness,

Dmitri Ivanovitch!

Come around.

Everyone, just as I told you.

Now one at a time.


- Welcome, Your Highness.

- Thank you. Thank you very much.

Oh. Thank you.

Thank you very much.

Thank you.

- May God bless Your Highness.

- Oh, thank you.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

Why do they give me food?

They need it, and we don't.

Hush! It's a custom...

It's always done!

Thank you very much.

But really, I don't like taking it.

Anton, His Highness

is tired after his journey.

Tell them to place

their gifts on the steps

and give them

His Highness' thanks.

But, Aunt Marie, I'm not tired,

and I should thank them personally.


Dear friends!

And brothers in suffering!

That'll do, Dmitri. Come.

- Tell them, Anton.

- But, Aunt Marie...

Brothers in suffering, indeed!

Really, Dmitri!

Welcome, Dmitri Ivanovitch.

I wish you every happiness...

and... and happiness!

And I give you this for good luck!


No! Oh, my goodness, it is.

Why, of all the...

This is the most

startling thing I've ever seen!

I mean the way you've changed!

Why, six years ago...

I can't believe my eyes...

You were just a little girl

with freckles, wasn't she?

She has grown up.

You were just

a little freckled cocoon.

And now,

now you are a butterfly!

A beautiful

white and golden butterfly!

If our butterfly could manage it,

I wish she would serve us tea

in the sitting room.

You'll want to wash first, Dmitri.

You'll find your old room

upstairs ready for you.

I can't get over it!

She's become a raving beauty!

She's a very sweet girl.

She's a servant.

You're not forgetting that.

- What difference does that make?

- She's not to be treated as an equal.

Why not?

We practically grew up together.

Well, now, you are grown up.

You're not of the same class

and never can be.

Even though your Aunt Sophie

is teaching her French

and trying to make a lady of her.

Why, Marie,

I'm doing nothing of the kind.

I'm very fond of the child,

and she has

a natural aptitude for learning.

You will never make

a peasant into a lady.

I'm not so sure of that.

After all, what's the difference

between peasants and ourselves?

Suppose we all took our clothes off...


Well, I don't mean

that we really should...

What I mean is,

figuratively speaking.


Is there warm water in my room?



- Where are you?

- With the cow!

What a book!

What marvelous thoughts

this writer has!

- You've got to read it.

- What is it called?


"Land and Freedom. "

The government

has suppressed it.

I've met Simonson, the author.

He's a great thinker.

The police are after him.

Is it an immoral book?

It's the most moral book

ever written.

It says that all people are equal

and that the land

should belong to everybody.

- Is there a love story?

- No, no, of course not.

- Love stories are for children.

- I like them.

They're all right in their place,

but before love comes humanity.


But if people didn't fall in love,

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Maxwell Anderson

James Maxwell Anderson (December 15, 1888 – February 28, 1959) was an American playwright, author, poet, journalist and lyricist. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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