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Their Own Desire (1929)

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Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on ... See full summary »

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Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on vacation she meets Jack, who succeeds in stealing her heart. The trouble begins when Lally discovers that Jack is the son of Beth Chevers, her father's illicit lover. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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John Douglas Cheever: I was willing you to come to me, and you have. So it's alright, but don't send me away again because I won't go.
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: Send you away? Do you think I want to send you away, Jacky?
John Douglas Cheever: I've got the little ol' canoe down at the landing; let me run you over to the little ol' love nest.
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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed by Robert Montgomery
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Notable principally for Norma Shearer
17 October 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

The movie has a somewhat overheated, strained quality to it, much like a soap opera and is primarily of interest for Norma Shearer's performance, which received a nomination for Best Actress for the 1929-30 Academy Awards, which she lost to herself, winning instead for her performance in The Divorcee, a better role in a much better film. Ms. Shearer was THE actress at the time and did quite well for many years. A good movie that could have been better and largely a curio now.


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